|plz plz ans my question
Apr 4, 2007
heloo...what is the effect of hep b on a child if the mother is taking medicines such as ziffex ..and if having a child is v imp ?? how much is the percentage that that it will risk the child?? its really imp plz answer my question plz
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The risk of transmission of hepatitis B to the newborn is low when all the right preventive measures are taken. At birth, the baby is given vaccine and also Hepatitis B immunoglobulin. After that the baby is given more vaccine on a set schedule. These measures are extremely effective. If you are also on therapy, that will also help to decrease the risk of transmission. Your baby should do very well.
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