Within an eight-month period, five cases of acute hepatitis B were observed in children born to asymptomatic HBsAg carrier mothers. At delivery, four mothers were HBeAg-positive and one was anti-HBe-positive. At an average age of 17 ± 3 weeks the infants showed high transaminases levels and appearance of markers of HBV infection. Three children became HBsAg chronic carriers, one had a brief HBsAg-antigenemia (1 week), while the last one showed clinical and biochemical signs of hepatitis B in absence of detectable HBsAg but with anti-HBc and anti-HBe (window phase) and later became anti-HBs-positive.
|Titolo:||Acute hepatitis B in infants born to HBsAg asymptomatic carrier mothers|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1982|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1651-2227.1982.tb09381.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|