Hepatitis А in children

Hepatitis А in children

Hepatitis A, or Botkin’s disease, refers to infectious diseases affecting the patient’s liver. The pathology is accompanied by the death of organ cells, but it has a benign course. The disease belongs to the group of intestinal infections, since infection mainly occurs by fecal-oral route. That is why pathology is most often found in young children. In this regard, on 30.01.2024, under the guidance of PhD associate professor of the Department of OVP Shalgumbaeva G.M. and the assistant of the Department of OVP Saidualiev D.N., a 2-year resident of the specialty Family Medicine: Muzhanova A.S., held a seminar at Secondary school #30 on the topic: “Hepatitis A in children: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention”  At the beginning, Professor G.M. Shalgumbaeva and assistant professor D.N. Saidualiev made an introductory speech. Next, the speaker said that the disease goes through three periods — pre-jaundice, jaundice and convalescence, or the recovery phase, analyzed in detail how all periods manifest themselves and what methods of prevention exist. Up to 1.5 million cases of hepatitis A infection are diagnosed annually in the world. Our country belongs to regions with intermediate (medium) endemicity. Hepatitis A is characterized mainly by a mild course, and hospitalization is necessary only in extreme cases.  And yet, keep all the necessary hygiene rules!

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