Hepatitis B Foundation

 

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Cocuklar ve Hepatit B

Kronik hepatit B’nin teshisi cocugumu nasil etkiler?  

Evlat edinmeyi planliyorum, cocugun hepatit B testi yapilmasini istemem yararli olur mu?

Cocugumun hepatit B testi pozitif ise diger aile bireylerini nasil koruyabilirim

Kronik hepatit B’li cocuklar icin onaylanmis bir tedavi var mi?

Kronik hepatit B’nin teshisi cocugumu nasil etkiler?  

Hepatit B genellikle bir cocugun buyume ve gelisimini etkilemez. Kronik hepatit B’li cocuklarin buyuk cogunlugu uzun ve saglikli bir yasam surdurur. Diger kronik hastaliklardan farkli olarak, hepatit B genellikle hic bir fiziksel soruna yol acmaz.    

Cocugunm hepatit B pozitif cikarsa ne yapmaliyim?

Cocugunuzun hepatit B’li oldugunu ogrenmek cok zor olsa da, bilmenizde yarar vardir ki, hepatit B’li cocuklarin buyuk cogunlugu uzun ve saglikli bir yasam surdurecektir. Hepatit B genellikle cocugun normal buyume ve gelismesini etkilemez, fiziksel ve zihinsel yeteneklerini kisitlamaz.   

Eger cocugumun hepatit B testi pozitif ise diger aile bireylerini nasil koruyabilirim

Anne, baba, cocuklar ve diger aile bireylerinin tumu aşilanmalidir. Cocukla sik ve yakin iliskide bulunmus akrabalariniz, cocuk bakicilariniz, arkadaslariniz ve diger kisilerin de aşi olmasinda yarar vardir.

Kronik hepatit B’li cocuklar icin onaylanmis bir tedavi var mi?

Su an icin Amerika ‘da kronik hepatit B’li cocuklarin tedavisi icin onaylanmis iki ilac vardir: (1) Intron A (interferon alpha) ve (2) Epivir-HBV (lamivudine).

Ancak, her hepatit B’li cocugun tedavi olmasi gerekmez. Bu iki ilacdan hangisinin sizin cocugunuz icin daha yararli olabilecegi konusunda karaciger hastaliklari uzmani bir cocuk doktoruna danismaniz gerekir. Ilac tedavisine baslamaya karar verseniz de vermeseniz de, cocugunuz, duzenli olarak bir karaciger uzmanina yada hepatit B konusunda deneyimli bir doktora gorunmelidir.

 

Children & Hepatitis B

How will being diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B affect my child?

I am planning to adopt a child, should I request that he or she be tested?

How can I protect other family members if my child tests positive for hepatitis B?

Is there treatment available for a child with chronic hepatitis B?

How will being diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B affect my child?

Hepatitis B does not usually affect a child’s normal growth and development.  Most children with chronic hepatitis B infections will enjoy long and healthy lives.  Unlike other chronic medical conditions, hepatitis B does not usually cause any physical problems. 

What if my child tests positive for hepatitis B?

Finding out that your child has hepatitis B can be upsetting, but you should know that most children will enjoy a long and healthy life.  Hepatitis B does not usually affect a child's normal growth and development. It does not restrict their physical activity or their mental abilities.

How can I protect other family members if my child tests positive for hepatitis B?

All parents, siblings, and other household members should be vaccinated.  Extended family members, childcare providers, family, friends, and others should consider vaccination if they have frequent and close contact with your child.

Is there treatment available for a child with hepatitis B?

There are currently two approved treatment options available in the United States for children with chronic hepatitis B: (1) Intron A (interferon alpha) and (2) Epivir-HBV (lamivudine). 

However, not every child (or adult) with hepatitis B needs to be treated.  You should see a pediatric liver specialist to determine if your child would benefit from one of these approved treatments.  Whether you decide to start treatment or not, your child should see a liver specialist or doctor skilled in hepatitis B on a regular basis.