The effects of telbivudine in late pregnancy to prevent intrauterine transmission of the hepatitis B virus: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Deng2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of telbivudine in late pregnancy to prevent intrauterine transmission of the hepatitis B virus: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Min Deng and Xin Zhou and Sheng Gao and Shi‐gui Yang and Bing Wang and Hua-zhong Chen and Bing Ruan},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2012}
}
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a serious public health problem in many parts of the world. Presently, even with proper joint immunoprophylaxis, approximately 10-15% of newborns from HBV carrier mothers suffer from HBV infection through intrauterine transmission. One of the risk factors is the level of maternal viraemia. Telbivudine is a synthetic thymidine nucleoside analogue with activity against HBV. A few studies have evaluated the efficacy of telbivudine in preventing… CONTINUE READING
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