Mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains the most common form of HBV infection in China. Prevention of HBV vertical transmission involves timely administration of the complete hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) series and hepatitis B immunoglobulin. Post-vaccination serological testing (PVST) is utilized to determine an infant’s outcome after HBV exposure and completion of HepB series. The authors aim to determine the frequency of compliance with a PVST testing cascade for HBV infected mothers and analyze factors associated with infant lost to follow up (LTFU).
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Zheng H, Zhang G-M, Chan P-L, Wang F-Z, Rodewald LE, Miao N, Sun X-J, Yin Z-D, Edwards J, Wang H-Q. Compliance among infants exposed to hepatitis B virus in a post-vaccination serological testing program in four provinces in China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2019;8(1):57.
Compliance among infants exposed to hepatitis B virus in a post-vaccination serological testing program in four provinces in China