MIMS Education

Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Hepatitis and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Gastroenterology And HepatologyObstetrics 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, participants 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

Speaker for this module


Dr. Neeraj Saraf

Senior Director – Hepatology

Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine Medanta, Gurugram