ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Tenofovir in the Management of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection During Pregnancy
Ayhan Hilmi Çekin 1, Yeşim Çekin 2, Ahmet Öztürkcvb 3
1Clinic of Gastroenterology, Antalya Research and Training Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
2Clinic of Microbiology, Antalya Research and Training Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.007
Pages : 208-210


Chronic hepatitis B infection has a worldwide distribution, with approximately 350 million infected persons. While become more of an issue during pregnancy concerning maternal and fetal well-being and the influence of pregnancy itself on the course of the disease; the natural history of chronic hepatitis B infection during pregnancy has not been clearly established. This paper reports the outcome of pregnancy in a patient with chronic hepatitis B infection who discontinued double antiviral treatment since she wanted to get pregnant but then was administered tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF; 245 mg/day) monotherapy at the 32nd gestational week.

Keywords : Tenofovir, hepatitis B, pregnancy

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