J Pediatr Infect Dis 2008; 03(01): 063-067
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556965
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Prolonged hepatitis due to hepatitis A virus infection in children

Madhumita Nandi
a  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
,
Rakesh Mondal
a  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
,
Supratim Datta
a  Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
,
Abhijit Chowdhury
b  Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
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19. Oktober 2007

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28. Juli 2015 (online)

Abstract

Hepatitis A virus infection may remain asymptomatic, especially in children, or it may cause acute self- limiting hepatitis of few weeks duration. Rarely, it may also cause fulminant hepatitis or relapsing hepatitis or prolonged cholestasis of few months duration. We describe five children admitted to a tertiary care centre with features of acute severe hepatitis due to hepatitis A virus infection who on follow up for 6 months showed persistent biochemical abnormalities. We also review the existing literature on prolonged hepatitis A virus infection.