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Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy

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Abstract

Viral hepatitis during pregnancy in the acute setting presents with nausea, right upper quadrant pain, and decreased appetite. Laboratory results can show high aminotransferase levels. In the case of chronic hepatitis, vertical transmission to the neonate may occur at delivery; however, cesarean section is not recommended for prevention [1].

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  • Acute hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Vertical transmission

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Arnold, K.C., Flint, C.J. (2017). Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy. In: Obstetrics Essentials. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57675-6_10

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