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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2013;10(1):62-65.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2013.10.1.62    Published online December 18, 2018.
제주지역 간염의 특성
Characteristics of Viral Hepatitis in Jeju Island
Yoo-Kyung Cho, Byung-Cheol Song
Correspondence:  Yoo-Kyung Cho,
On Jeju Island, located far from the Korean peninsula, there are different characteristics of viral hepatitis from the mainland. On Jeju Island, the seropositivity of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was the highest in Korea (Jeju 5.9%; national average 4.0%). To prevent of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vertical transmission, intensive antenatal supervision for HBV infected pregnant women, especially HBeAg positive, high viremic mother and scheduled vaccination with hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) for neonatal baby should be enforced. About hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 2a is most common in Jeju, followed by genotype 1b. Genotype 2a has been reported 82~96% of sustained virologic response. And treatment for chronic hepatitis C patients should be actively considered in Jeju.
Key Words: Hepatitis B virus; Hepatitis C virus

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