Acute sporadic viral hepatitis in Ethiopia: causes, risk factors, and effects on pregnancy.

@article{Tsega1992AcuteSV,
  title={Acute sporadic viral hepatitis in Ethiopia: causes, risk factors, and effects on pregnancy.},
  author={Edemariam Tsega and Bengt G{\"o}ran Hansson and Krzysztof Z. Krawczynski and Erik Nordenfelt},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          961-5
        }
}
One hundred and ten consecutive cases of acute sporadic hepatitis among Ethiopian patients were studied to define viral causes, identify risk factors, and analyze demographic and clinical data. IgM antibodies to hepatitis A virus were found in nine patients (8%), and hepatitis B surface antigen and IgM antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen were found in 22 (20%); these findings were considered evidence of acute hepatitis A and hepatitis B, respectively. Sera from the remaining 79 patients were… CONTINUE READING
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