HBV antivirals most commonly prescribed by gastroenterologists, hepatologists

ORLANDO, Fla. — Approximately 25% of pregnant women infected with hepatitis B received a prescription for antiviral therapy, according to research presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. Gastroenterologists and hepatologists were more likely to prescribe these medications compared with physicians specializing in maternal and fetal medicine or infectious disease, researchers said.
According to Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA, a medical officer at the CDC, and colleagues, approximately 90% of infants infected with HBV in utero develop chronic disease. Currently, it is

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