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Necessity for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Screening in Pregnant Females in Iran

Seyed Moayed Alavian 1 , Elham Ebrahimi 2 , * and Mehrandokht Abedini 3
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1 Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Department of Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR Iran
3 Department of Family Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: September 01, 2016, 18 (9); e40844
  • Published Online: July 25, 2016
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: July 16, 2016
  • Accepted: July 18, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.40844

To Cite: Alavian S M, Ebrahimi E, Abedini M. Necessity for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Screening in Pregnant Females in Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2016 ; 18(9):e40844. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.40844.

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