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Role of nucleoside/nucleotide analogues and low-dose hepatitis B immune globulin in prophylaxis of hepatitis B recurrence among cadaveric liver transplant recipients.
Durand et al., "Entecavir and hepatitis B immune globulin in patients undergoing liver transplantation for chronic hepatitis B," Liver Transplantation, vol.
PVST should be performed no earlier than age 9 months to avoid detection of passive anti-HBs from hepatitis B immune globulin administered at birth and to maximize the likelihood of detecting late HBV infection (1).
We have three products on the market today: PhosLo (calcium acetate), Nabi-HB (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)), and Aloprim (Allopurinol sodium (for injection)) and a number of products in various stages of clinical and preclinical development.
As newborns, all the children had received both the hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine and hepatitis B immune globulin (J.
Fortunately, immunization of these infants immediately after birth using hepatitis B immune globulin and hepatitis B vaccine can reduce the probability of the chronic carrier state by as much as 90% and reduce the risk of acute neonatal hepatitis and serious chronic liver disease.[4-7]
The bulleted text should read, "For infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers, administer HepB vaccine and 0.5 mL of hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth.
Screening for hepatitis during pregnancy is considered to be the standard of care, and if the mother is positive for hepatitis B surface antigen the infant should receive hepatitis B immune globulin and hepatitis B vaccine within the first 12 hours of life.
For maternal hepatitis A infection, breast-feeding can commence as soon as the mother begins receiving gamma globulin; with hepatitis B it can begin after the infant receives hepatitis B immune globulin and the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
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