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Positive G6PD and HEPA B. Can the child acquire HEPA B from mother?

Hi Dr. my daughter is positive in g6pd and me as her mother is positive in hepa b, is this possible that e get it from me since his father dont have. Can she get a hepa b from me? She s a month old and 5 days now. her weight is 4.1 kls but didnt get the exact height but she s bigger than any month old baby. Hoping for any answers from you. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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G6PD is a enzyme defeciency which is passed on to the child from parents.Hepatitis B is a infection which can be passed on to the newborn by mother.Nowdays when docters know the positive status in mother they do give Hepatitis B immunoglobulin inj along with Hep B inj to the newborn within 48hrs.So find out from your Obstetrician an the pediatrician present at the time of delivery whether it was administerd to the baby .IF it has been given then this baby will not get Hepatitis B from you.If the inj were not given then you might need to check in the baby whethr she has got the infection from you in about 6weeks and later at 1yr.
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