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HEPATITIS - VIRAL (PEDIATRIC)
The majority of acute viral hepatitis infections are asymptomatic or they can cause an anicteric illness that may not be diagnosed as hepatitis.
Hepatitis A generally causes minor illness in childhood with >80% of infections being asymptomatic. Jaundice and intestinal symptoms usually resolve 2-3 weeks after onset. A patient is infectious 1-2 weeks prior to the clinical illness.
Hepatitis B, C, & D may be symptomatic depending on the mode and time of transmission.
Hepatitis A is predominantly transmitted through oral-fecal by person-person direct transmission and contaminated material or food.
Hepatitis B is transmitted perinatal, horizontal spread, percutaneous, sexual, close person-to-person contact.
Majority of hepatitis C infections are identified in children with repeated exposure to blood products.
Hepatitis D is route of transmission is through sexual, percutaneous especially IV drug use.
Hepatitis E is transmitted primarily through contaminated drinking water and oral-fecal transmission.

Hepatitis - Viral (Pediatric) Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Avaxim 80U Active immunisation against infection caused by HAV in childn 12 mth-15 yr. Avaxim 160U Prevention ...

Indication: Agammaglobulinemia/hypogammaglobulinemia. Combined therapy w/ antibiotics in severe bacterial or viral infecti...

Indication: Immunization against infections caused by all known subtypes of HBV.

Indication: Prophylaxis of hepatitis B after exposure to HBsAg eg, by accidental "needle-stick" or direct mucous membrane ...

Indication: In combination w/ other antiretroviral agents for HIV-1 infections in adult & paed patients ≥12 yr. Chr...

Indication: In combination w/ other antiretroviral for treatment of HIV infected adult & childn.

Indication: HIV infection. 

Indication: HIV infection.

Indication: Active immunisation against HBV infection caused by all known subtypes in subjects considered at risk of expos...

Indication: Replacement therapy in primary immunodeficiency syndromes eg, congenital agammaglobulinaemia & hypogammagl...

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