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Title: Acute liver failure complicating viral hepatitis A
Other Titles: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Authors: Santos, Daniel Rui Diniz
Melo, Maria Clotildes Nunes de
Melo, Rita Franca
Silva, Luciana Rodrigues
Keywords: Hepatitis A;Acute liver failure;Children
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Contexto Publishing
Abstract: Hepatitis A is one of the most frequent infectious liver diseases affecting children worldwide. The disease is usually mild and self-limited, and complications are very rare. Nevertheless, hepatitis A can sometimes cause acute liver failure (ALF), a severe, life-threatening condition. Herein is reported a case of a child who presented ALF during a course of hepatitis A. The need for early identification of possible ALF cases among hepatitis A patients, and for effective ways of evaluating such a possibility, are discussed. We also emphasize the importance of prevention measures, especially vaccination.
Description: p.180-183
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/6850
ISSN: 1413-8670
Appears in Collections:Artigos Publicados em Periódicos (Medicina)

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