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can Dr. secure both baby and mother from Hep B infection?

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If husband is having HBSAG + , and wife was vaccinated,for safe side she is taking booster every year. if she got pregnant whether she or baby will get hep B. how DR can secure both baby and mother from infection


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replied May 6th, 2012
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A34624
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A complete course of Hepatitis B vaccination is protective against Hepatitis B infection. A complete course of vaccination consists of 3 doses of the vaccine. Until protection from HBV has been guaranteed, protection should be used by sexual partners who are Hepatitis Negative. Even after your partner has been vaccinated, you should always use a condom.

If your partner gets pregnant, your baby is at risk of getting hepatitis B from you during or shortly after birth. To prevent this your baby should get an injection of hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth. Make sure your baby completes the hepatitis B vaccine course at the right time. A blood test for HBS Antibody, 2-3 months later will check that they are protected.

First and foremost, it is important to know, if the infected partner is in the acute stage or the chronic stage. 90% of infected adults with the acute infection will get rid of the virus and recover without any problems. 10% will develop chronic hepatitis B and can continuously infect others. If you still test positive for the hepatitis B virus (HBsAg+) after 6 months, you are considered to have a "chronic" hepatitis B infection. Effective treatment of the chronic state with antiviral medications can help reduce or prevent the transmission of hepatitis B.

You might consult with your treating doctor for additional information and clarity about your specific condition.


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