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HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants

November 24, 2014

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in mothers were associated with an increased risk for neonatal neurological outcomes in infants, according to study data.

“We already have evidence that perinatal transmission of HBV and HCV has adverse effects on offspring, including low birth weight, preterm birth and congenital anomalies,” Jason L. Salemi, PhD, of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told Healio.com/Hepatology. “This study suggests that maternal HBV and HCV infection may be similar to other sexually transmitted infections (eg, HIV) in negatively impacting neonatal neuropathology.”

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