Non-A, non-B hepatitis not following transfusion. A study of hospital patients in Jerusalem

M. Shalit, R. Tur-Kaspa, R. Adler, N. Manny, S. Shraga, A. Morag, M. Eliakim

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Abstract

An analysis of the etiology of acute viral hepatitis in 172 hospitalized patients showed that 70.9% suffered from hepatitis A (HA), 12.2% from hepatitis B (HB). 1.7% from infectious mononucleosis and 15.1% (26 cases) from non-A, non-B hepatitis. Patients who had received blood transfusions during the 6 mo preceding the onset of the disease were not included in the present survey. The male:female ratio in the patients with non-A, non-B hepatitis was 1:88, 73% were Ashkenazic and 27% non-Ashkenazic Jews. The ethnic distribution of patients with non-A, non-B hepatitis was similar to that of patients with HA but differed from that of HB patients (only 45% Ashkenazic). Thirty-eight percent of the non-A, non-B group had had contact with jaundiced patients during the 6 mo preceding the onset of the disease, and 46% were students or soldiers. The clinical course of the disease was, on the whole, milder than that of HB and similar to that of HA. Since many cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis are anicteric, it is concluded that the disease is a significant problem in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-989
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume18
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1982
Externally publishedYes

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