Hepatitis B virus infection in children

Claudia Della Corte, Donatella Comparcola, Valerio Nobili

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Abstract

Hepatitis B can develop in less than 5% of neonates of infected mothers, despite neonatal serovaccination. Most children will develop a chronic hepatitis. Most children are in an immune-tolerant or in an inactive phase. Interferon is the treatment of choice, in the rare cases where it is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalClinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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