How are neonates of mothers with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) treated?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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For newborns born to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection, administer combined immunoprophylaxis with hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and hepatitis B vaccine within 12 hours of birth. [94, 95] Thereafter, these infants should follow the hepatitis B vaccine series as part of the recommended childhood immunization schedule.


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