Hepatitis B Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Alessandra Mangia, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/4/18 (What's New)


  • Data on HBV infection during pregnancy are conflicting: Some data suggest no worsening of liver disease in most women,[Terrault 2007] whereas case reports show hepatic exacerbations and fulminant hepatic failures[Yang 2004; Rawal 1991]
  • Some reports suggest HBV is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including higher rates of preterm birth, gestational diabetes, and antepartum hemorrhage[Tse 2005; Lao 2007]

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