Hepatitis A Infection and Prevention

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetter's Infectious Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781437701265, 9781437701265
StatePublished - Sep 9 2011

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Blumberg, D. A. (2011). Hepatitis A Infection and Prevention. In Netter's Infectious Disease (pp. 59-64). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-4377-0126-5.00014-8