Vertical transmission of Hepatitis A

Renge, Ramesh L. ; Dani, V. S. ; Chitambar, S. D. ; Arankalle, V. A. (2002) Vertical transmission of Hepatitis A Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 69 (6). pp. 535-536. ISSN 0019-5456

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Two hospital delivered full term newborn babies were detected to have cholestatic jaundice in the first week of life. They had raised liver enzyme levels, which gradually declined over a period of one month. Both babies were anti HAV IgM positive on 6th day of life in Case 1 and on 7th day of life in Case 2 respectively. Both the mothers had jaundice 20 and 26 days before delivery and had anti HAV IgM positivity two and three weeks prior to delivery in Case 1 and 2 respectively. Hepatitis A virus is not transmitted vertically from mother to baby. However, there are 3 such case reports in literature stating vertical transmission of HAV infection. We are reporting it in two neonates for the first time in India.

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Keywords:Hepatitis A; Vertical Transmission; Cholestatic Jaundice
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