newborn and hep c
Nov 25, 2006
what is/ are the preventive measures to use on a newborn born to a hep c positive mother
Response from Dr. McGovern
Hepatitis C antibody is measured in the newborn at about 18 months. If it is transmitted, the child can be treated and usually children tolerate the medication very well and their response rates are good.
Breastfeeding is not a risk for transmission.
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