HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

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Takeaway

  • Telbivudine (Tyzeka), whether started in early or middle pregnancy, completely blocks maternal transmission of HBV to infants.

Why this matters

  • This is the first report of telbivudine use in early pregnancy. 

Study design

  • Study of 188 pregnant women with chronic HBV.
  • 6...