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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2018 November;177(11):667-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03639-7

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Tenofovir avoids hepatitis B transmission

Rui GASPAR , Susana LOPES, Guilherme MACEDO

Department of Gastrenterology, São João Hospital Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal


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Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide healthcare problem. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is the main route of transmission. Immunoprophylaxis has been shown to contain the spread of HBV and pregnant women with chronic HBV infection require specialized hepatitis B management. We report a family with history of HBV infection, in which mother to child transmission was prevented on the second generation neonates under the use of tenofovir.


KEY WORDS: Hepatitis B - Infectious disease transmission, vertical - Immunization

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