Hepatitis B Annual

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--60

Hepatitis B vaccine induced HBsAg positivity


Shivaram Prasad Singh 
 Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack-753 007, India

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Shivaram Prasad Singh
Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack-753 007
India

Hepatitis B vaccine can induce transient hepatitis B surface antigen positivity not only in adult hemodialysis patients but also in normal adults and children. Hence hepatitis B vaccinees may be mistaken for confirmed hepatitis B surface antigen-positive carrier. Hence blood donors should not donate blood in this early post-vaccination period and renal dialysis patients should not be screened for hepatitis B surface antigen for at least 21 to 28 days after hepatitis B vaccination. These guidelines could prevent individuals in the early post-inoculation period from being erroneously labeled as having hepatitis B viral infection.


How to cite this article:
Singh SP. Hepatitis B vaccine induced HBsAg positivity.Hep B Annual 2007;4:55-60


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Singh SP. Hepatitis B vaccine induced HBsAg positivity. Hep B Annual [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];4:55-60
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