[Iatrogenic and environmentally induced diseases of the liver in old age: viral hepatitis in old age].

Elderly people rarely develop hepatitis A, because of their acquired immunity, but they are more exposed to hepatitis-B and -nonAnonB infections. The course of viral hepatitis is usually more severe and more prolonged, the mortality of fulminant hepatitis is higher, and the risk of developing chronic hepatitis B is increased. There exists an association… CONTINUE READING