MIMS Education

Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Gastroenterology And HepatologyInfectious DiseasesObstetrics And GynaecologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

The most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy is acute viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis may present the same in pregnant and non-pregnant patients, but the overall impact on maternal and fetal health is important as perinatal transmission may occur in all types of hepatitis. Therefore, prevention, treatment, and control of infection during pregnancy is of paramount importance to prevent perinatal transmission. This e-learning module summarizes the epidemiology of Hepatitis A to E in the Asia-Pacific region, the impact of infection in the mother and child, and the particulars of management during pregnancy.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, health care providers should be able to:       
  • Understand epidemiology and disease burden of Hepatitis A to E
  • Describe the impact of viral hepatitis infection during pregnancy
  • Determine the risk factors for increased perinatal transmission of viral hepatitis
  • Identify the appropriate management for each viral hepatitis during pregnancy

Topics covered

  • Prevalence of hepatitis A to E in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Viral hepatitis infection during pregnancy with focus on maternal-fetal implications
  • Risk factors for perinatal transmission
  • Management of viral hepatitis infection during pregnancy
  • Special considerations regarding breastfeeding of an infected mother

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.

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