Acute pericarditis and renal failure complicating acute hepatitis A infection

Beyazit Y., Guven G. S., Kekilli M., Koklu S., Yolcu O. F., Shorbagi A.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.99, no.1, pp.82-84, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-84
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Hepatitis A infection may result in acute hepatitis, and rarely, fulminant hepatitis may ensue. Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis A are uncommon. The authors present the case of a 77-year-old male who bad development of acute renal failure and pericarditis during the clinical course of acute hepatitis A infection. He died as a result of septic shock on the fifth day of hospitalization. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of both these rare and serious complications appearing in the same patient.