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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2004 February;163(1):27-30

language: Italian

Acute anicteric viral hepatitis type A with anomalous course. A case report

Pellicanò S., Calzone R., Lucaini F., Terra M., Terra L.

Divisione di Malattie Infettive, ASL n. 5, Ospedale «S. Giovanni di Dio», Crotone


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A case of acute anicteric viral hepatitis type A with anomalous course is reported. Its transmission is oral-fecal and common vehicles are contaminated food and drinks. Stress is laid on the increase of viral hepatitis type A since many persons reach the adult age without immunization and the increase of international travels to developing countries. A valid prophylaxis, hygienic and dietetic precautions and a program of active immunization are suggested.

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