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Vaccination Against Viral Hepatitis A & B in Patient with Chronic Liver Disease (CLD)

Purpose:

To identify a patient with chronic liver disease (CLD) who may benefit from vaccination against viral hepatitis A and B.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

compliance/adherence, prevention, public health

ICD-10:

Z24.6

Description:

The occurrence of an acute episode of viral hepatitis A or B in a patient with chronic liver disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A patient with chronic liver disease (CLD) should be vaccinated against viral hepatitis A and B if nonimmune.

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