Etiology of viral hepatitis in American soldiers.

  title={Etiology of viral hepatitis in American soldiers.},
  author={Stanley M Lemon and Wayne M. Lednar and William H. Bancroft and H G Cannon and M W Benenson and Jong Hoon Park and Fleetwood Churchill and R W Tezak and F J Erdtmann and R G Kirchdoerfer and Prof. G. P. Lewis and Jonathan J. James and Richard N Miller},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={116 3},
To define better which types of hepatitis are prevalent among American soldiers, the authors studied 413 separate episodes of acute viral hepatitis among 412 soldiers admitted to US Army hospitals during 1978-1979. Most soldiers (68.8%) had acute hepatitis B (estimated annual hospitalization rate: 5.41/1000 soldiers in West Germany, 2.51/1000 in South Korea, less than 1/1000 in the United States). Subtype ayw was predominant in Germany, whereas adr was predominant in South Korea. Hepatitis B… CONTINUE READING