Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy

Ayatollahi, Jamshid and Taghipour Zahir, Shokouh and Owlia, Mohammad Bagher and Sajjadi, Seyed Mahdi (2009) Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 12 (2). pp. 57-62.

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The course of infection with most hepatitis viruses such as hepatitis A, B, and C is not affected by pregnancy; however, a more severe course of viral hepatitis in pregnancy has been observed in patients infected with hepatitis E virus. Rate of transmission of hepatitis viruses during pregnancy depends on the type of virus. For instance, intrauterine transmission of hepatitis A virus is very rare, but perinatal transmission could occur. Conversely 60 of pregnant women who acquire acute infection with hepatitis B virus at or near delivery will transmit the virus to their offspring. Mother to child transmission of hepatitis E virus has been reported about 33.3-50. Breast-feeding is not contra-indicated in women infected with hepatitis A, E, or C. During acute infection with hepatitis B virus, breast-feeding poses no additional risk for transmission of the virus if appropriate immunoprophylaxis including hepatitis B immunoglobulin and hepatitis B vaccine is administered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 16:05
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 16:05

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