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Viral Hepatitis in Children

Prevention and Management

  • Mei-Hwei Chang
  • Kathleen B. Schwarz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kenrad E. Nelson, Brittany L. Kmush
    Pages 11-32
  3. Hwai-I Yang, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Jessica Liu, Hui-Han Hu
    Pages 33-53
  4. Palittiya Sintusek, Pattaratida Sa-nguanmoo, Yong Poovorawan
    Pages 71-89
  5. Daniel Shouval
    Pages 91-102
  6. Michelle Hong, Antonio Bertoletti
    Pages 115-132
  7. Christine K. Lee, Maureen M. Jonas
    Pages 149-156
  8. Nicole Green, Karen F. Murray
    Pages 157-162
  9. Björn Fischler, Afrodite Psaros-Einberg
    Pages 163-168
  10. Keisha R. Barton, Daniel H. Leung
    Pages 169-182
  11. Paul K. Sue, Wikrom Karnsakul
    Pages 183-195
  12. Robert H. Squires
    Pages 197-210
  13. Pei-Yi Su, Chiaho Shih
    Pages 211-227

About this book


This book is aimed to emphasize the rationale and importance of prevention and management of viral hepatitis in children, providing cutting edge knowledge. Viral hepatitis is a major health problem in the world. Although most complications of viral hepatitis are observed in adults, primary infection with hepatitis viruses often occurs during infancy or childhood. To better control viral hepatitis, prevention and therapy if possible should be started in childhood.


This book offers updated and unique information about viral hepatitis in children, which has vitally important impact on global disease outcome and control, yet not discussed as frequently as viral hepatitis in adults in previous medical literature. Better prevention and management strategies are covered, starting from infancy and childhood, and even earlier during fetal life. It will be very helpful for better control of viral hepatitis both for daily practice and for developing future strategies and directions. If we can successfully control viral hepatitis in children, there will be very little remaining chronic hepatitis and related complications such as liver cirrhosis or hepatoma in adults. We hope readers, including medical students, researchers, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, infectious disease personnel, public health workers, gastroenterologists, hepatologists and parents of children with chronic hepatitis, will be benefited by reading this book.


Antiviral Therapy Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis D Hepatitis E Liver cancer Mother-to-infant Transmission Vaccination

Editors and affiliations

  • Mei-Hwei Chang
    • 1
  • Kathleen B. Schwarz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsJohns Hopkins University School of MediineBaltimoreUSA

About the editors

Mei-Hwei Chang is a distinguished chair professor of the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Kathleen B. Schwarz is a professor emerita of the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Viral Hepatitis in Children
  • Book Subtitle Prevention and Management
  • Editors Mei-Hwei Chang
    Kathleen B. Schwarz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0049-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0050-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hepatology
    Infectious Diseases
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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