Breastmilk Hepatitis A Virus RNA in Nursing Mothers with Acute Hepatitis A Virus Infection

Breastfeeding Medicine, 05/25/2012

Breastmilk specimens from three women with acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection were studied. Anti–HAV immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G antibodies were detected in serum and breastmilk specimens of the three women. The three women also had serum HAV RNA. However, HAV RNA was detected only in two of the three breastmilk specimens.

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