Prevalence of HBsAg seropositivity during pregnancy and evaluation of vaccination programs: A multicenter study in Turkey


Bilman F. B. , Tosun S., YILDIZ İ. E. , ALAY H. , Evrenos A. N. , Kutlu H. H. , ...More

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.8, no.4, pp.359-364, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2020.26504
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-364
  • Keywords: HBsAg, pregnancy, seropositivity, B-VIRUS-INFECTION, CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B, VIRAL-HEPATITIS, MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION, DISEASE, WOMEN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem. Among its modes of transmission, vertical transmission from mother to child during pregnancy is exceedingly important. This study investigated seropositivity for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) among pregnant women aged 16-49 years and their pregnancy outcomes in several health institutions (university and state hospitals, family health centers) from seven cities in Turkey.