Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
VALDES R, Enrique; SEPULVEDA M, Alvaro; CANDIA P, Paula y LATTES A, Karina. Acute viral hepatitis during pregnancy. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.6, pp.505-512. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182010000700003.
Acute hepatitis has a very low incidence disease during pregnancy. However, it may be an important cause of jaundice during gestation which in cases of viral etiology can have a very high morbidity and mortality risk to the mother and the fetus. The purpose of this review is to update the available knowledge regarding viral hepatitis during pregnancy including description of the main etiologies, transmission route, maternal-fetal risk and possible management.
Palabras clave : Viral hepatitis; pregnancy; vertical transmission; vaccine.