Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2010 Dec;13(Suppl 1):S70-S77. 10.5223/kjpgn.2010.13.Suppl1.S70.

Hepatitis A

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Sahmyook Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. choky96@hanmail.net

Abstract

Hepatitis A characteristically is an acute, self-limited illness associated with fever, malaise, jaundice, anorexia, and nausea. The development in the socio-economic status and public health of Korea over the last 30 years have been accompanied by a shift in age-specific rates of hepatitis A. This lowered endemicity has caused an upward shift in the average age of infection, resulting in a larger number of individuals at risk of clinically significant hepatitis A infection. Vaccination is the most effective means of preventing hepatitis A virus transmission among persons at risk for infection.

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Hepatitis A; Vaccine
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