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Hepatitis B+
Jun 5, 2007

What if pregnant woman is hepatitis B+?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If a women is hepatitis B surface antigen positive, she needs further evaluation of her hepatitis B blood testing to see if she has virus in her bloodstream. If so, a discussion of the possible use of lamivudine during pregnancy should occur with the physician. However, the most important issue is that the baby will need hepatitis B immunization to prevent transmission. This is very effective.



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