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Monday, November 5, 2012
Registry Data Show Hepatitis B Medications Appear Safe during Pregnancy
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be transmitted from mother-to-child during pregnancy or delivery. Treatment with antiviral medications can reduce HBV viral load — and thereby lower the risk of transmission — but caution is warranted when using drugs during pregnancy because some can cause problems including congenital abnormalities.