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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Dec;13(Suppl 1):S70-S77. Korean.
Published online December 31, 2010.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2010.13.Suppl1.S70
Copyright © 2010 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Hepatitis A
Ky Young Cho, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Sahmyook Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: choky96@hanmail.net )
Received November 28, 2010; Accepted November 30, 2010.

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.

Keywords: Hepatitis A; Vaccine

Tables


Table 1
Recommended Doses and Schedules for Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccines
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Table 2
Recommendations for Postexposure Immunoprophylaxis of Hepatitis A
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Table 3
Recommendations for Preexposure Immunoprophylaxis of Hepatitis A for Travelers
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