Thrombocytopenia in hepatitis A - An atypical presentation

Rathika D. Shenoy, Sajitha Nair, Nutan Kamath

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Abstract

Acute hepatitis due to hepatitis A virus (HAV) is usually a benign self-limiting disease during childhood. Autoimmune manifestations are rare with acute HAV, especially in children. We report an 8-year-old boy with severe thrombocytopenia as an initial manifestation of acute HAV infection. Bone marrow examination suggested peripheral destruction of platelets. His clinical course was complicated by persistent severe thrombocytopenia and progressive cholestasis requiring prednisolone therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-242
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2004

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Hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis A
Thrombocytopenia
Bone Marrow Examination
Cholestasis
Virus Diseases
Prednisolone
Hepatitis
Blood Platelets
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shenoy, Rathika D. ; Nair, Sajitha ; Kamath, Nutan. / Thrombocytopenia in hepatitis A - An atypical presentation. In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2004 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 241-242.
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