Symptomatic Hepatitis A and Cholestatic Hepatitis as A Complication of Hepatitis A


KARA A., Parlakay A. O. , Akan A., Cengiz A. B. , CEYHAN M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.3, no.4, pp.165-167, 2009 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-167
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hepatitis A infection is an acute, self limitting disease due to infection of the liver by hepatitis A virus, an enterically trasmitted virus which is a member of the Picornaviridae family. The infection may be asymptomatic or cause an acute hepatitis syndrome of varying degrees of severity up to and including fulminant hepatitis. While the duration of symptoms may vary widely, the disease does not lead to chronic hepatitis. In this study, the characteristics of cases admitting with acute hepatitis diagnosed as having hepatitis A infection and the follow-up of cholestatic hepatitis, which is the most common complication of hepatitis A infection, are investigated.