30. Hepatitis

  1. John T. Queenan MD2,
  2. Catherine Y. Spong MD3 and
  3. Charles J. Lockwood MD4
  1. Patrick Duff MD

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch30

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Duff, P. (2012) Hepatitis, in Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, C. Y. Spong and C. J. Lockwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 3

    Bethesda, MD, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655764

Online ISBN: 9781119963783

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Keywords:

  • hepatitis;
  • viral hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G; and diagnostic tests;
  • hepatitis A, form of viral hepatitis in the US;
  • hepatitis A, and no chronic carrier state;
  • hepatitis E, caused by an RNA virus;
  • hepatitis B, by DNA virus transmitted parenterally, via sexual contact;
  • hepatitis D (delta virus infection);
  • hepatitis G, an RNA virus related to hepatitis C virus;
  • hepatitis C, caused by RNA virus;
  • hepatitis G, chronic carrier state with perinatal transmission

Summary

The purpose of this chapter is to review six different types of viral hepatitis: A, B, C, D, E, and G; describe the diagnostic tests for each of these infections; and define the perinatal complications associated with the various forms of viral hepatitis. I have grouped the infections in terms of their epidemiology rather than simply listing them alphabetically.