The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 69, Issue 6, pp 535–536 | Cite as

Vertical transmission of Hepatitis A

  • Ramesh L. Renge
  • V. S. Dani
  • S. D. Chitambar
  • V. A. Arankalle
Clinic Brief


Two hospital delivered full term newborn babies were detected to have cholestatic jaundice in the first week of life. They had raised liver enzyme levels, which gradually declined over a period of one month. Both babies were anti HAV IgM positive on 6th day of life in Case 1 and on 7th day of life in Case 2 respectively. Both the mothers had jaundice 20 and 26 days before delivery and had anti HAV IgM positivity two and three weeks prior to delivery in Case 1 and 2 respectively. Hepatitis A virus is not transmitted vertically from mother to baby. However, there are 3 such case reports in literature stating vertical transmission of HAV infection. We are reporting it in two neonates for the first time in India

Key words

Hepatitis A Vertical transmission Cholestatic jaundice 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesh L. Renge
    • 2
  • V. S. Dani
    • 2
  • S. D. Chitambar
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. A. Arankalle
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hepatitis DivisionNational Institute of VirologyPune
  2. 2.Dept. of Pediatrics Indira Gandhi Medical College onNagpurNational Institute of VirologyPune

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