Hepatitis A infection is one of the most commonly reported vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States. Clinical illness, characterized by fever, malaise, jaundice, and nausea, caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV) is similar to hepatitis caused by other viral pathogens. Although most cases of hepatitis A are self-limited, fulminant hepatitis resulting in death may occur. Widespread routine childhood vaccination against hepatitis A has resulted in an impressive decrease in hepatitis A infections, with a notable diminishment of previous racial or ethnic and geographic disparities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Netter's Infectious Disease|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||9781437701265, 9781437701265|
|State||Published - Sep 9 2011|
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