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What are the Effects of IBD Therapy During Pregnancy?

In pregnant women treated for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ¬†infliximab and adalimumab, but not certolizumab,¬†cross the placenta and are detected in infants up to 6 months after birth, according to the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). However, … Continue reading

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Why are Some Immunized Children Still At Risk for HBV Infection?

Despite immunization, children born to mothers with replicating HBV (marked by hepatitis B e antigen, or HBeAg) are still at risk for infection, according to the April issue of Gastroenterology. Mother-to-infant transmission is the major cause of hepatitis B virus … Continue reading

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