HEPATITIS B VIRUS MARKERS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

Authors

  • M. Hafeez Ikram

Abstract

Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) among women varies from 3.8% in Riyadh area to 15%in Khaiber.1 HBsAg carrier mother may deliver a baby, which has a greater chance of becoming aHBsAg carrier.2 Hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infections occur along with HB V infections ascoinfections or superinfections.3 In order to find the risk to the baby, pregnant women were surveyedfor the presence of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HDV markers.

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