It is reported on 6 adopted asymptomatic children in whom chronic HBV infection was identified through the occurrence of an acute hepatitis B in a family member. All of the children had serum HBV-DNA >2000 pg/mL. Acute hepatitis B in a family should alert the physician regarding the possibility of existing chronic HBV infection in other members of the family, especially newly adopted children, leading to a quick evaluation of their HBV status and to an efficacious protection of susceptible family members.

We report on 6 adopted asymptomatic children in whom chronic HBV infection was identified through the occurrence of an acute hepatitis B in a family member. All of the children had serum HBV-DNA >2000 pg/mL. Acute hepatitis B in a family should alert the physician regarding the possibility of existing chronic HBV infection in other members of the family, especially newly adopted children, leading to a quick evaluation of their HBV status and to an efficacious protection of susceptible family members. © 2007 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Hepatitis B "by proxyg": An emerging presentation of chronic hepatitis B in children

Maggiore G
2007

Abstract

It is reported on 6 adopted asymptomatic children in whom chronic HBV infection was identified through the occurrence of an acute hepatitis B in a family member. All of the children had serum HBV-DNA >2000 pg/mL. Acute hepatitis B in a family should alert the physician regarding the possibility of existing chronic HBV infection in other members of the family, especially newly adopted children, leading to a quick evaluation of their HBV status and to an efficacious protection of susceptible family members.
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