Chapter 37. Acute and Chronic Hepatitis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Marshall W. Carpenter MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch37

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Carpenter, M. W. (2005) Acute and Chronic Hepatitis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch37

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Women and Infants Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • acute and chronic hepatitis;
  • hepatitis B virus (HBV) and C virus (HCV);
  • acute hepatitis B, affecting 1 in 500 pregnancies;
  • acute maternal HBV infection;
  • hepatitis B transmission, occurring in 10–20% of births

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Complications

  • Follow-up

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading