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Optimal Management in Preventing Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Requires to Be Done

      Dr Hou and colleagues
      • Hou J.
      • et al.
      proposed the management algorithm to interrupt mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a recent issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Although the article provides valuable information in preventing mother-to-infant transmission of HBV, I have some concerns about this article.
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      • Management Algorithm for Interrupting Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus
        Clinical Gastroenterology and HepatologyVol. 17Issue 10
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          In areas where hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic, mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is the major route of infection of children. Blocking MTCT of HBV therefore would reduce its prevalence. The China Foundation of Hepatitis Prevention and Control organized a team of specialists in infectious diseases, hepatology, immunology, obstetrics, and public health to develop an algorithm for interrupting MTCT of HBV, based on the most recent hepatitis B guidelines and latest evidence. This algorithm comprises 10 steps and has been adopted in clinical practice in China.
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        Clinical Gastroenterology and HepatologyVol. 18Issue 3
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          We appreciate the comments by Zhou on the management algorithm for interrupting mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV).
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