Ante- natal screening of pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection in Upper Egypt: A Tertiary Care Center Based Study.
BACKGROUND: Vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is known to be the most common cause of peri-natal infection. THE PURPOSE OF THE WORK: To demonstrate the prevalence, possible risk factors of HBV infection among pregnant women in Upper Egypt, and target women for post partum immunization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 294 pregnant Egyptian women were consecutively recruited from outpatients' clinic ... Read more