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Please tell me the symptoms of hepatitis b in a baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Symptomatic or not

The primary difference for babies is a much higher rate of having no symptoms at all.
This can occur in older kids & adults, ~50% have symptoms >5yo but in babies 99% may be asymptomatic. They can remain so even with chronic liver disease & only be picked up through random testing or when the liver starts to fail.

In brief: Symptomatic or not

The primary difference for babies is a much higher rate of having no symptoms at all.
This can occur in older kids & adults, ~50% have symptoms >5yo but in babies 99% may be asymptomatic. They can remain so even with chronic liver disease & only be picked up through random testing or when the liver starts to fail.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No different

Not anything unique about hep b in babies, except that severe illness in babies needs more attentive care.
Babies can get very sick more rapidly than adults.

In brief: No different

Not anything unique about hep b in babies, except that severe illness in babies needs more attentive care.
Babies can get very sick more rapidly than adults.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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