How To Deal With Hepatitis B At 8 Months Of Gestation?
Hello doctor, I want to ask .. I’m 8 months pregnant, some time ago I checked the lab. And the results of HBSag are positive, and my HBEag is negative … well, if that’s what I should do, doctor, ?? Please answer …
Hello Cici Rosita,
Hepatitis B is inflammation of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatitis B can be either chronic or chronic (permanent, chronic). Chronic hepatitis B can cause the most long-term complications in the form of cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is transmitted through the following methods:
Sexual relations with hepatitis B sufferers
Unsafe blood transfusion from people with hepatitis B
The use of syringes in exchange with hepatitis B sufferers
The use of razors, tattooing, eyebrow embroidery, dental procedures, medical procedures with tools infected with hepatitis B virus
Transmitted from mother to child, especially during childbirth (children exposed to maternal fluid and blood)
Most people with chronic hepatitis B do not cause any symptoms. Acute symptoms that can arise are yellow on the body (especially seen in the eyes and skin), upper right abdominal pain, enlarged liver, urinating like the color of tea. Diagnosis of hepatitis B is supported by blood tests.
Hepatitis B screening is important for pregnant women to prevent transmission to children. HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) is positive in the mother, meaning that the mother has been infected with the hepatitis B virus. HBeAg (hepatitis B envelope antigen) indicates whether the virus is active or not in the liver. Positive HBsAg results and negative HBsAg can mean you have chronic hepatitis infection (not active) - as a carrier of hepatitis B, the risk of liver damage is lower. Some strains of hepatitis B virus do not have HBeAg, so a negative result does not significantly determine whether the virus is contagious or not.
Mothers with positive HBsAg need to inform these results with the doctor where you will deliver later. Every newborn will get a hepatitis B vaccine to prevent hepatitis B infection from the mother. However, if the baby is born to a mother with positive HBsAg, in addition to the hepatitis B vaccine, the baby also needs to get Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin (HbIg) within 12 hours after birth as active immunity to protect the baby from transmission. Infants who are given the hepatitis B + HbIG vaccine have> 90% chance of being protected from hepatitis B. So my explanation, hopefully useful.