Korean J Med.  2012 Feb;82(2):123-133.

Prevention of Viral Hepatitis and Vaccination

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. drsong@jejunu.ac.kr

Abstract

Hepatitis viruses are most important cause of acute and chronic hepatitis. In past, hepatitis B virus was one of the major causes of acute hepatitis. Recently, around 60-70% of acute hepatitis is attributed to hepatitis A virus infection. In this article, we will discuss the route of hepatitis virus infection, how to prevent transmission of viral hepatitis and who should be immunized to each hepatitis viruses.

Keyword

Acute hepatitis; Hepatitis A virus; Hepatitis B virus; Hepatitis C virus; Hepatitis D virus; Hepatitis E virus; Vaccination
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