Clinical features of re-emerging hepatitis A: an analysis of patients hospitalized during an urban epidemic in Korea.
Hee Kyoung Choi ; Young Goo Song ; Jun Yong Choi ; June Myung Kim ; Jun Yong Park ; Do Young Kim ; Sun Bean Kim ; Ji-Hyeon Baek, ; Yun Tae Chae ; Sung Joon Jin ; Sang Hoon Han ; Bum Sik Chin ; So Youn Shin, ; Chang Oh Kim
Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.52(4) : 686~691, 2011
Yonsei Medical Journal
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.