Clinical features and risk factors for severe complications among patients with acute hepatitis A virus infection in the Jeonbuk Province of Korea.

@article{Yoo2014ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and risk factors for severe complications among patients with acute hepatitis A virus infection in the Jeonbuk Province of Korea.},
  author={Sun Ho Yoo and In Hee Kim and Ji Won Jang and Chung Hwan Choi and Jin Chang Moon and Jin Kyoung Park and Sang Youn Lee and Seong Hun Kim and Sang Wook Kim and Seung Ok Lee and Soo Teik Lee and Dae Ghon Kim and Eun Young Cho and Gum Mo Jung},
  journal={The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The frequency of symptomatic acute HAV infections in adulthood are increasing in Korea. This study analyzes the clinical severity in patients with acute HAV infection and investigates risk factors associated with three severe complications: prolonged cholestasis, acute kidney injury, and acute liver failure. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 726 patients diagnosed from January 2006 to December 2010 at three tertiary hospitals in Jeonbuk Province, Republic of… CONTINUE READING

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