Prevalence of hepatitis B in pregnant females
Keywords:Hepatitis B Vaccines. Hepatitis B. Viral Vaccines. Hepatitis B Surface Antigens. Hepatitis B Antibodies. Pregnancy Complications, Infectious. Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis D. Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B during pregnancy is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. A study was conducted on 1000 pregnant females at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to find out the prevalence of Hepatitis B in pregnant females. 18 (1.8%) were found to be hepatitis B surface antigen positive thus showing a high prevalence rate for this disease in the study population.
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