Acute hepatitis as a manifestation of primary HSV infection in a healthy child

Elena Virginia Comi, Paola Bruni, Dimitri Poddighe

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Abstract

Several herpesviruses can cause hepatic injury, but herpes simplex virus (HSV) is rarely involved in immune-competent patients, beyond the neonatal age. We report a rare case of acute hepatitis associated with primary HSV infection in a previously healthy child. Therefore, HSV infection should be actively investigated in healthy children developing acute hepatitis without acute liver failure, if the most common infectious agents have been excluded, despite the absence of the typical vesicular herpetic skin and/or mucosal manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere080123
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Immune-competent children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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