Hepatitis A Virus Infection Induced Prolonged Cholestasis: A Case Report
Keywords:Cholestatic jaundice, Hepatitis A, Children, Viral infection, LFT.
Introduction: Hepatitis A is one of the most common causes of Viral Hepatitis among children. Children have asymptomatic or mild form of disease. Serious manifestation like cholestatic jaundice is very rare in Hepatitis A infection in young children. There have been some reports of manifestations of childhood Hepatitis A occurring in isolation. In this article a young child with Hepatitis A infection who had cholestatic jaundice is reported. The child had flu like symptoms with nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Methods: Routine investigations along with LFT (Liver function test) and Hepatitis viral markers were carried out which revealed hyperbilirubinemia suggestive of cholestatic jaundice with Hepatitis A positive. Conclusion: This case illustrates the importance of clinicians having a high clinical suspicion for cholestatic jaundice in patients of Hepatitis A infection.
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