J Pediatr Infect Dis 2007; 02(02): 113-116
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557027
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

A case of nephrotic syndrome associated with relapsing hepatitis A

Bülent Ataş
a  Department of Pediatrics, Yüzüncü Yıl University School of Medicine, Van, Turkiye
,
Oǧuz Tuncer
a  Department of Pediatrics, Yüzüncü Yıl University School of Medicine, Van, Turkiye
,
Hüseyin Çaksen
a  Department of Pediatrics, Yüzüncü Yıl University School of Medicine, Van, Turkiye
,
Şükrü Arslan
a  Department of Pediatrics, Yüzüncü Yıl University School of Medicine, Van, Turkiye
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02 August 2006

02 January 2007

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Viral hepatitis A infection is a self-limited infection occurring predominantly among children usually as an anicteric often-subclinical illness. Almost all patients with hepatitis A virus infection recover completely. However, a relapsing course can occur with clinical signs, symptoms and biochemical findings of hepatic inflammation one or four months after the acute phase. In this article, we report a case of nephrotic syndrome associated with relapsing hepatitis A. Although it has been reported that hepatitis A can lead to nephrotic syndrome, an association of relapsing hepatitis A and nephrotic syndrome has not been reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge.