Chromosomal Abnormality in the Newborns of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Carrier Mothers

Ramesh C. Jhaveri, Ram S. Verma, Warren Rosenfeld, Delfor J. Salazar, Harvey Dosik, Hugh E. Evans

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Abstract

The association of maternal hepatitis B surface antigen carriers (HBsAg) and chromosomal abnormalities in their newborns has been previously sug gested. This is a report on two female infants with abnormalities of chromosome 18 and trisomy 3q syndrome who were born to HBsAg carriers. These cases indicate that a possible relationship exists between the HBsAg carrier state in the mother and chromosome abnormalities in her offspring. It is suggested that the parents of all newborns with a structural chromosomal abnormality be tested for HBsAg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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