J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1982 Jul;25(7):737-742.

A Case of Vertically Transmitted Neonatal Hepatitis B with Pancytopenia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Soon Chun Hyang Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A newborn infant, who was low-birth weight(1,780gm), showed severe degree of jaundice on second day of life and skin color became dark greenish-yellow and moderate hepatosplenomegaly was noted on physical examination. Results of liver function test & radioimmuniassay for hepatitis B antigen of both infant and mother suggested that neonatal hepatitis B seemed to occure transplacentally during pregnancy from infected mother. Pancytopenia was followed, but we could not confirm aplastic anemia due to lack of bone marrow specimen. As mentioned above, we experienced a case of vertically transmitted neonatal hepatitis B with pancytopenia. We present a brief review of related literatures.

Keyword

Vertical transmission; neonatal hepatitis B; pancytopenia

MeSH Terms

Anemia, Aplastic
Bone Marrow
Hepatitis B*
Hepatitis*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice
Liver Function Tests
Mothers
Pancytopenia*
Physical Examination
Pregnancy
Skin
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