Chronic viral hepatitis in children

  • G. Maggiore
  • C. De Giacoma
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)


Hepatitis B virus is the most common causative agent of chronic viral hepatitis in children. The disease may take an aggressive course, but remains mostly asymptomatic. HDV infection occurs in about 13% of those children who are chronic carriers and are HBsAg positive. HCV infection is generally related to parenteral risk and generally remains asymptomatic. In addition to describing the course of the various diseases, treatment and control measures are discussed.


Chronic Hepatitis Chronic Viral Hepatitis Chronic Carrier Common Causative Agent Chronic Aggressive Hepatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Maggiore
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. De Giacoma
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Pediatrica dell’UniversitàIRCCS Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Clinica PediatricaPoliclinico San MatteoPaviaItaly

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