Special Issue "HBV and HCV Infection in Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 8809
2. Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: pediatric infectious diseases; hepatology; viral hepatitis
Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infections are the major causes of chronic liver disease and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Thus, hepatitis B and C have been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the major public health problems worldwide. The estimated global prevalence of HBV infection in children aged 5 years or younger is 1–3%. According to the recent epidemiological reports, there are over 3.2 million children living with HCV worldwide. In 2016, the WHO initiated an ambitious plan to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The introduction of highly effective and safe direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has radically improved HCV treatment. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to treating children and adolescents living with chronic hepatitis C or hepatitis B. Their access to modern therapies remains limited. This Special Edition of Vaccines aims to provide updated information on epidemiological issues, diagnostics, and treatment in children and adolescents with hepatitis B and C.
Dr. Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Marczyńska
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- viral hepatitis