Journal Article

Posttravel Hepatitis A: Probable Acquisition from an Asymptomatic Adopted Child

Mary E. Wilson and Jennifer Kimble

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 7, pages 1083-1085
Published in print October 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/323200
Posttravel Hepatitis A: Probable Acquisition from an Asymptomatic Adopted Child

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We report a case of acute hepatitis A in an adoptive parent that was probably acquired from a recently adopted child with asymptomatic, active infection. Prospective adoptive parents should be protected against hepatitis A because of potential exposure during travel and the risk of unrecognized active infection in adopted children.

Journal Article.  2457 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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