Prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of hepatitis B: a narrative review Abstract

Mimi TY SETO, Ka-Wang CHEUNG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
 
 
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can result in cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Most chronic HBV infections are caused by mother-to-child transmission during the perinatal period. The World Health Organization aims to eradicate HBV globally by 2030. Hong Kong has implemented a wide range of preventive strategies to decrease maternal-to-child transmission. This review summarises the experience in Hong Kong and the current recommendations to prevent HBV vertical transmission.
 
Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2021; 21(1):49–52
 
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