Asian Pacific association for the study of liver (APASL) guidelines: hepatitis B virus in pregnancy

Manoj Kumar, Zaigham Abbas, Milad Azami, Maria Belopolskaya, A. K. Dokmeci, Hasmik Ghazinyan, Jidong Jia, Ankur Jindal, Han Chu Lee, Wei Lei, Seng Gee Lim, Chun Jen Liu, Qiang Li, Mamun Al Mahtab, David H. Muljono, Madunil Anuk Niriella, Masao Omata, Diana A. Payawal, Shiv K. Sarin, Olivier SégéralTawesak Tanwandee, Nirupma Trehanpati, Kumar Visvanathan, Jin Mo Yang, Man‑Fung ‑F Yuen, Yingjie Zheng, Y. H. Zhou

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection still remains a major public health issue in the Asia–Pacific region. Most of the burden of HBV-related disease results from infections acquired in infancy through perinatal or early childhood exposure to HBV in Asia–Pacific. Hepatitis B during pregnancy presents unique management issues for both the mother and fetus. These APASL guidelines provide a comprehensive review and recommendations based on available evidence in the literature, for the management of females with HBV infection through every stage of pregnancy and postpartum. These also address the concerns, management challenges, and required follow-up of children born to hepatitis B-positive mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-253
Number of pages43
JournalHepatology International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute Hepatitis B
  • Chronic Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pregnancy


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