The epidemiology of viral hepatitis in the United States.

  title={The epidemiology of viral hepatitis in the United States.},
  author={Miriam J. Alter and Eric E. Mast},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={23 3},
Hepatitis types A, B, and C are the most important forms of viral hepatitis in the Unites States. High-risk sexual and drug use behavior have been associated with epidemics of hepatitis A and endemic transmission of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Immune globulin preparations and vaccines have been developed that effectively prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B. In the absence of such preventive measures, the prevention of hepatitis C will depend on a better understanding of the host and… CONTINUE READING

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