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Thrombocytopenia in hepatitis A–an atypical presentation

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Source : Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume No.50(4),2004;1113-1116

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Paediatrics

Year : 2004

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.

Cite this Research Publication : Rathika Shenoy, Sajitha Nair, Nutan Kamath. "Thrombocytopenia in Hepatitis A,an atypical presentation". Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume No.50(4),2004;1113-1116

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