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Babies Born Mothers Hepatitis Tested
Depends on test: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers IgG antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will persist up to 18 months in baby so a + test would not be specific for baby prior to 18 mo. There is a specific test for hep c RNA that can be preformed at 1-2 mo. That would be specific for the baby.See red book, 28ed 2009.P358-360. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hep C infection: Approximately 5% of infants born to Hep C infected mothers will acquire the same infection. ...Read more
Bottle feeding: It is not recommended that a mother with hep c breast feed their child or that you pump and given the milk. Hep c can be spread through the breast milk. Since hep c is a blood borne illness, no contact with body fluids is recommended. ...Read more
Unlikely: There has to be exposure of blood / bodily fluids from the mother to put you at any risk. ...Read more
If the father has hepatitis b, can his newborn baby also have it if the mother does not carry hepatitis b?
No: Unless exposed to blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a 5yr old has to be tested for hepatitis C does this mean the father has to be tested as well? She's 5yrs old and i'm not sure why but her father is having her tested for hepatitis c, i can understand why the mother should be tested but is there a reas
Here : Here is the list from the national institute of health of ways you can catch hepatitis c. People who may be at risk for hepatitis c are those who: -have been on long-term kidney dialysis -have regular contact with blood at work (for instance, as a health care worker) -have unprotected sexual contact with a person who has hepatitis c (this is much less common, but the risk is higher for those who have many sex partners, already have a sexually transmitted disease, or are infected with hiv) -inject street drugs or share a needle with someone who has hepatitis c -received a blood transfusion before july 1992 -received a tattoo or acupuncture with contaminated instruments (the risk is very low with licensed, commercial tattoo facilities) -received blood, blood products, or solid organs from a donor who has hepatitis c -share personal items such as toothbrushes and razors with someone who has hepatitis c (less common) -were born to a hepatitis c-infected mother (this occurs in about 1 out of 20 babies born to mothers with hcv, which is much less common than with hepatitis b) a father cannot transmit hepatitis c to a child except through the above mentioned ways. I attached the link to the national institute of health's information page on hepatitis c. ...Read more
If a father has a hepatitis b, and the mother is immune to the virus, does the baby get any more hepb shots than a baby with normal parents?
What to do about hepatitis b positive father with negative mother, if they take test tube baby, will he safe from hepatitis b virus?
Why do babies go to a separate place when being born for shots?Nd is not because the mother can't handle it when a few weeks u watch your baby get shots
No good reason: Your pediatrician may prefer to examine and treat the baby elsewhere. But, you are the mother! if you don't want the baby to leave you to get shots, you have every right to tell them that you want your baby to stay with you. Having surgery, or having to go to the intensive care unit is really the only reason your baby would need to leave your side. ...Read more
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