Viral hepatitis in minority America

Renard A. Rawls, Kenneth J Vega

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Abstract

Viral hepatitis continues as an important public health concern in the United States. Available data indicate that acute and chronic viral hepatitis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this country despite the availability of immunization for hepatitis A and B and pharmacologic therapy for chronic hepatitis B and C. Minority populations within the United States are disproportionately affected by acute and chronic viral hepatitis. Many diseases, for example, Barrett's esophagus, affect ethnic groups differently. Viral hepatitis A, B, and C may demonstrate ethnic variation with regard to their epidemiology, natural history, clinicopatholgic findings, complications, and treatment outcomes. This report will review the literature regarding these areas in hepatitis A, B, and C among the African American, Hispanic American, and Native American populations of the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis
Chronic Hepatitis
Hepatitis C
Barrett Esophagus
North American Indians
Chronic Hepatitis B
Chronic Hepatitis C
Natural History
Hispanic Americans
Ethnic Groups
African Americans
Population
Immunization
Epidemiology
Public Health
Morbidity
Mortality
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Minority
  • Viral hepatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Viral hepatitis in minority America. / Rawls, Renard A.; Vega, Kenneth J.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 39, No. 2, 01.02.2005, p. 144-151.

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Rawls, Renard A. ; Vega, Kenneth J. / Viral hepatitis in minority America. In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2005 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 144-151.
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