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Cho: Hepatitis A

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.

Figures and 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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IG indicates Immune Globulin.

Table 3
Recommendations for Preexposure Immunoprophylaxis of Hepatitis A for Travelers
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IG indicates Immune Globulin, HAV: hepatitis A virus.

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