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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 21, 2015; 21(11): 3184-3196
Published online Mar 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i11.3184
Table 4 Risk factors for hepatitis
Risk factors for hepatitis ARisk factors for hepatitis B
18 yr and older who care for an international adopted childPolygamous relationship (e.g., persons with more than one sex partner during the previous 6 mo)
IV and non IV illicit drug usersPersons seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease
Homosexual malesCurrent or recent injection-drug users
Chronic liver disease patientHomosexual male
Patients awaiting transplantHealth-care personnel and public-safety workers who are potentially exposed to blood or other infectious body fluids
Occupational exposure to Hep AAll diabetics younger than age 60 yr
Persons who receive clotting factor concentratesDiabetics 60 yr or older at the discretion of the treating clinician
Travel to endemic areasESRD, HD
Human immunodeficiency virus chronic liver disease
Household contacts and sex partners of hepatitis B surface antigen positive persons;
clients and staff members of institutions for persons with developmental disabilities
International travelers to countries with high or intermediate prevalence of chronic HBV infection