Prevention and management of viral hepatitis in pregnancy

Martha W.F. Rac, Jeanne S. Sheffield

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Abstract

Of the 5 types of viral hepatitis (HAV-HEV), HBV and HCV are by far the most common causes of chronic hepatitis in both pregnant and nonpregnant populations, causing more than 50% of cirrhosis cases and 78% of cases of primary liver cancer. Infection during pregnancy can have adverse effects on both the mother and her fetus. For all 5 viral hepatitis syndromes, early identification allows appropriate measures to be taken to optimize pregnancy outcomes and minimize the risk of perinatal transmission. This article reviews the prevention and management of all 5 viral hepatitis syndromes during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-592
Number of pages20
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Pregnancy
  • Viral hepatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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