Clinical features of Re-emerging hepatitis A: An analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in Korea

Hee Kyoung Choi, Young Goo Song, Chang Oh Kim, So Youn Shin, Bum Sik Chin, Sang Hoon Han, Sung Joon Jin, Yun Tae Chae, Ji Hyeon Baek, Sun Bean Kim, Do Young Kim, Jun Yong Park, June Myung Kim, Jun Yong Choi

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Abstract

From April 2008 to November 2008, many cases of hepatitis A were reported in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province in Korea. Furthermore, the rate of severe or fulminant hepatitis have significantly increased during the latest epidemic (13.4% vs. 5.2%, p=0.044). Therefore, widespread use of vaccine is warranted to reduce the burden of hepatitis A in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-691
Number of pages6
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

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    Choi, H. K., Song, Y. G., Kim, C. O., Shin, S. Y., Chin, B. S., Han, S. H., Jin, S. J., Chae, Y. T., Baek, J. H., Kim, S. B., Kim, D. Y., Park, J. Y., Kim, J. M., & Choi, J. Y. (2011). Clinical features of Re-emerging hepatitis A: An analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in Korea. Yonsei medical journal, 52(4), 686-691. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2011.52.4.686