Two Key Components to Address Chronic Hepatitis B in Children: Detection and Prevention.

See related article, p infection either at birth or in early childhood. The classic study by Palmer Beasley et al conducted in Taiwan prior to the availability of HBV vaccine found that 100% of newborns of mothers who were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) were infected at birth, 90% of whom subsequently… CONTINUE READING