The relationship of e antigen (eAg) and its antibody (anti-e) to vertical transmission of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) from chronic asymptomatic HBsAg carrier women to their children was investigated in Taiwan. Sera from 20 of the 62 women studied were positive for eAg (32%); serum from only one woman was positive for anti-e (2%). A total of 85% of the babies born to eAg positive mothers became HBsAg carriers, while only 31% of the babies became carriers when the mother was eAg negative. Maternal e antigenemia correlated with a high HBsAg titer, and both parameters were equally good predictors of vertical transmission.
The surface antigen (HBsAg) and the e-antigen (HBeAg) in Somalian patients with acute viral hepatitis
Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in the Austral archipelago, French Polynesia: identification of transmission patterns for the formulation of immunization strategies
Hepatitis B virus DNA in serum. Applied molecular biology in the evaluation of hepatitis B infection
History of blood transfusion, tattooing, acupuncture and risk of hepatitis B surface antigenaemia among Chinese men in Singapore
Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) efficacy in the prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
Hepatitis B e antigen and antibody in asymptomatic Chinese with hepatitis B surface antigenemia in Taiwan
Novel application of a point mutation assay: evidence for transmission of hepatitis B viruses with precore mutations and their detection in infants with fulminant hepatitis B
Prolonged infection with hepatitis B virus and association between low blood cholesterol concentration and liver cancer
Medical management of miscarriage: non-surgical uterine evacuation of incomplete and inevitable spontaneous abortion
Role of hepatitis B immunoglobulin in infants born to hepatitis B e antigen-negative carrier mothers in Taiwan
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A novel hepatitis B virus surface antigen immunoassay as sensitive as hepatitis B virus nucleic acid testing in detecting early infection
The risk of perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission: hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) prevalence estimates for all world regions
Role of serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate level on the clearance of chronic hepatitis B virus infection
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Capture-Recapture: Using Existing Data Sources to Improve Perinatal Hepatitis B Surveillance, Philadelphia, 2008-2014
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Considerations of antiviral treatment to interrupt mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in China
Selective Hepatitis B Birth-Dose Vaccination in São Tomé and Príncipe: A Program Assessment and Cost-Effectiveness Study
Use of Capture-Recapture Analysis to Assess Reporting Completeness of Births to Hepatitis B-Positive Women in New York City, 2013-2014.
A seroprevalence survey of hepatitis B markers among Haitians in a southwest Florida farming community
Mass protection program of perinatal hepatitis B virus infection in Japan and impact of an optional booster vaccination on its efficacy
HBeAg and anti-HBe detection by radioimmunoassay: correlation with vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus in Taiwan
Hepatitis and pregnancy. Risks for the newborn. Immunoprophylaxis of vertically transmitted hepatitis
Serial assay for IGM anti-HBc in patients with anti-HBe-positive chronic hepatitis and its significance for long-term prognosis
Hepatitis B vaccination of newborn infants: clinical study of new vaccine formulation and dose regimen
Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus in Kenya: its relation to the presence of serum HBV-DNA and anti-HBe in the mother
Perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus infection: a recommended strategy for prevention and control. A review
Hepatocellular carcinoma: role of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses proteins in hepatocarcinogenesis
Hepatitis B vaccine alone or with hepatitis B immunoglobulin in neonates of HBsAg+/HBeAg- mothers: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Overview of hepatitis B prevalence, prevention, and management in the Pacific Islands and Territories
Subgenotypes and mutations in the s and polymerase genes of hepatitis B virus carriers in the west bank, palestine
Strategies for the prevention of perinatal hepatitis B transmission in a marginalized population on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Is hepatitis B antigen in cord blood an immunotolerogen playing a critical role in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B?
Hep B Moms: A cross-sectional study of mother-to-child transmission risk among pregnant Asian American women with chronic hepatitis B in New York City, 2007-2017.
One year evaluation of immunogenicity conferred by a Chinese hamster ovary cell recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in a French Polynesian newborn immunization programme
Comparative evaluation of the immunogenicity of yeast-derived (recombinant) and plasma-derived hepatitis B vaccine in infants
Long-term immunoprophylaxis of hepatitis B surface antigen carrier in infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen positive mothers using plasma derived vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccination of high-risk neonates in the South West Region of New South Wales: evaluation of program coverage
Maternal autoimmune disease influences self-tolerance in offspring: the role of suppressor cells and materno-foetal cell traffic
A dynamic study of the intrafamilial spread of hepatitis B virus infection: relation with the viral replication
Detection of hepatitis B virus DNA directly in human serum by a simplified molecular hybridization test: comparison to HBeAg/anti-HBe status in HBsAg carriers
Baseline seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in two Saudi high-risk groups: patients on haemodialysis and patients with congenital bleeding disorders
Ante-natal screening for hepatitis B surface antigen: an appraisal of its value in a low prevalence area
Baseline seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in children in Taipei, 1984: a study just before mass hepatitis B vaccination program in Taiwan
Modelling the impact of mass vaccination against hepatitis B. I. Model formulation and parameter estimation
Natural history of chronic hepatitis B virus infection: what we knew in 1981 and what we know in 2005
Prevalence and presentation of hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) infection in Vietnamese Americans via serial community serologic testing
Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and risk factors of HBV infection in a sample of healthy mothers and their infants in Sana'a, Yemen
Toll-like receptor and hepatitis B virus clearance in chronic infected patients: a long-term prospective cohort study in Taiwan
Virologic factors associated with failure to passive-active immunoprophylaxis in infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers
The hepatitis B virus precore protein is retrotransported from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to cytosol through the ER-associated degradation pathway
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in Asian or Pacific Islander chronic hepatitis B patients with high viral load (≥ 9 log10 copies/ml)
Immunization of babies born to HBsAg positive mothers: An audit on the delivery and completeness of follow up in Norfolk and Suffolk, United Kingdom
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Hepatitis B Vaccination Strategies to Prevent Perinatal Transmission in North Korea: Selective Vaccination vs. Universal Vaccination
Survey of perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission after Korean National Prevention Program in a tertiary hospital
Systematic review with meta-analysis: the risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in sub-Saharan Africa
Cost-effectiveness of augmenting universal hepatitis B vaccination with immunoglobulin treatment: a case study in Zhejiang Province, East China.
Seroepidemiological studies on hepatitis B and D viruses infection among five ethnic groups in southern Taiwan
Hepatitis D virus (delta agent) superinfection in an endemic area of hepatitis B infection: immunopathologic and serologic findings
Hepatitis B infection in Vanuatu: age of acquisition of infection and possible routes of transmission
Efficacy of hepatitis B immune globulin for prevention of perinatal transmission of the hepatitis B virus carrier state: final report of a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Cellular immunity in children with successful immunoprophylactic treatment for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus
HBcAg-specific CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells modulate immune tolerance and acute exacerbation on the natural history of chronic hepatitis B virus infection
Prevention of materno-foetal transmission of hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa: the evidence, current practice and future challenges
Low occurrence of HBsAg but high frequency of transient occult HBV infection in vaccinated and HBIG-administered infants born to HBsAg positive mothers
Age, race and viral genotype are associated with the prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in children and adults with chronic hepatitis B
Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B: What more needs to be done to eliminate it around the world?
Reduced doses of hepatitis B immune globulin in the prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B
Should Canada and the United States universally vaccinate infants against hepatitis B? A cost-effectiveness analysis
Hepatitis B infection and risk factors among pregnant women and their male partners in the Baby Shower Programme in Nigeria: a cross-sectional study.
Hepatitis B-management of acute infection and active inflammation in pregnancy-a hepatologist's perspective
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in pregnancy for prevention of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B in a rural setting on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a cost-effectiveness analysis.
In vitro expression of precore proteins of hepatitis B virus subgenotype A1 is affected by HBcAg, and can affect HBsAg secretion.
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