TITLE

The importance of a preschool booster for children born to hepatitis B-positive mothers

AUTHOR(S)
Ladhani, Shamez N.; Ramsay, Mary E.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2013, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p395
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection which is associated with cirrhosis, hapatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. He reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the childhood hepatitis B immunization at birth. He mentions about the adoption of booster dose for individuals after primary immunization in Great Britain. He also discusses a report by the Oxford Vaccine Group on the antibody response of children before and after HBV booster.
ACCESSION #
87601518

 

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