Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Allen J. Dietrich, Kimberly D. Gregory, David Grossman, George Isham, Michael L. Lefevre, Rosanne M. Leipzig, Lucy N. Marion, Bernadette Melnyk, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, J. Sanford Schwartz, Timothy Wilt

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Abstract

Description: Reaffirmation of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for hepatitis B virus hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy. Methods: The USPSTF performed a brief literature update, including a search for new and substantial evidence on the benefits and harms of screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection. Finding: The net benefit of screening continues to be well established. Recommendation: Screen for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. (Grade A recommendation.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-873
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume150
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2009

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    Calonge, N., Petitti, D. B., DeWitt, T. G., Dietrich, A. J., Gregory, K. D., Grossman, D., Isham, G., Lefevre, M. L., Leipzig, R. M., Marion, L. N., Melnyk, B., Moyer, V. A., Ockene, J. K., Sawaya, G. F., Schwartz, J. S., & Wilt, T. (2009). Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Annals of internal medicine, 150(12), 869-873. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-150-12-200906160-00011