Dr. Idris Q answered:
2 years ago
Good afternoon sir,
The solution to Hepatitis B infection is to seek the care of a specialist. A gastroenterologist is the Doctor Who specializes in the care of those with hepatitis. Also note that this condition can be treated with drugs but before treatment is commenced, there still some more investigations that need to be done e. g Liver scan, liver function test, viral load HbEag and so on. Your Doctor will request for these investigations before commencing treatment.
Yes, it can be transferred from mother her child usually at birth. This is one of the goals early registration for antenatal care stands to achieve. Once her status is known, plans will be put in place to prevent mother to child transmission at birth. The child will also be immunized against hepatitis after birth. Hope this is clear?