What is congenital hepatitis B?
Also known as: congenital HBV.
Congenital hepatitis B is a viral infection of a baby’s liver which occurs when a pregnant women infected with HBV passes the virus onto her unborn infant. This may lead to acute or chronic liver disease, scarring and/or cancer of the liver.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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