Hepatitis B "by proxyg": An emerging presentation of chronic hepatitis B in children

Marco Sciveres, Giuseppe Maggiore

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Abstract

We report on 6 adopted asymptomatic children in whom chronic HBV infection was identified through the occurrence of an acute hepatitis B in a family member. All of the children had serum HBV-DNA >2000 pg/mL. Acute hepatitis B in a family should alert the physician regarding the possibility of existing chronic HBV infection in other members of the family, especially newly adopted children, leading to a quick evaluation of their HBV status and to an efficacious protection of susceptible family members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-269
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Chronic hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Histology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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