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Arch Dis Child. 1991 Aug;66(8):983-5.

Fulminant hepatitis B in an infant born to a hepatitis Be antibody positive, DNA negative carrier.

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  • 1Catholic University of Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

A boy was born to a mother who was a chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier. She was hepatitis Be (HBe) antibody positive and HBe antigen and HBV-DNA negative. The boy had not received hepatitis B vaccine and died from fulminant hepatitis at 3 months of age. This case demonstrates the need to vaccinate babies of HBe antibody positive, HBe antigen negative carriers.

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1929497
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PMC1793473
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