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International Journal of Hepatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 875791, 7 pages
Review Article

HBV Perinatal Transmission

1Rawalpindi Medical College, Holy Family Hospital, 965-B, Saidpur Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan
2Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan
3Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
4Department of Medicine, Centre for Liver and Digestive Diseases, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan

Received 30 December 2012; Revised 30 March 2013; Accepted 1 April 2013

Academic Editor: Pierluigi Toniutto

Copyright © 2013 Muhammad Umar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hepatitis B is a serious public health problem all around the world. It is a blood-borne and sexually transmitted DNA virus in adults, but mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus also occurs in infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen positive mothers.