Hepatitis B Testing: Old Tricks for Newborn Players

Zainul Azhar, Rachael Purcell, Jim Buttery, Richard Doherty

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We describe 2 preterm neonates with transient hepatitis B surface (HBs) antigenemia detected after Hepatitis B vaccination. Repeat serology in both cases tested negative for hepatitis B surface antigen, confirming transient HBs antigenemia. The duration of transient HBs antigenemia affirms current literature in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • hepatitis B
  • immunization
  • neonate
  • vaccination

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