Role of maternal viremia and placental infection in hepatitis B virus intrauterine transmission.

@article{Chen2013RoleOM,
  title={Role of maternal viremia and placental infection in hepatitis B virus intrauterine transmission.},
  author={Yong Chen and Lijuan Wang and Yunfang Xu and Xingxiang Liu and Shouzhong Li and Qiang Qian and Bin Hu and Aijun Zhou and Tianyan Chen and Ying-ren Zhao},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={409-15}
}
The mechanism of intrauterine hepatitis B virus infection has not been established. In this study, venous blood, cord blood, and placental tissues from 171 chronic hepatitis B virus infected pregnant women were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antigen, and hepatitis B virus DNA. We found that residence, mode of delivery, age, and number of gestational weeks of pregnant women were not correlated with intrauterine hepatitis B virus infection, while neonates of mothers who… CONTINUE READING

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