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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of internal medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 16 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine