BACKGROUND: Acute viral hepatitis due to hepatitis A virus is a self-limited illness that infrequently has a severe clinical course. METHODS: We analyzed the virological characteristics of acute hepatitis A in a patient with a severe clinical presentation (peak total and conjugated bilirubin levels, 65.5 mg/dL and 40.1 mg/dL, respectively) and a course of disease that lasted 7 months. RESULTS: Hepatitis A virus sequencing revealed coinfection with 2 subgenotypes of hepatitis A virus (Ia and Ib) as etiological factors of the illness. CONCLUSIONS: Hepatitis A virus Ia and Ib coinfection may have accounted for the prolonged and severe course of illness.

Acute hepatitis with severe cholestasis and prolonged clinical course due to hepatitis A virus Ia and Ib coinfection

Coppola N.;Pisaturo M.;Pasquale G.;Sagnelli C.;Sagnelli E.
2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute viral hepatitis due to hepatitis A virus is a self-limited illness that infrequently has a severe clinical course. METHODS: We analyzed the virological characteristics of acute hepatitis A in a patient with a severe clinical presentation (peak total and conjugated bilirubin levels, 65.5 mg/dL and 40.1 mg/dL, respectively) and a course of disease that lasted 7 months. RESULTS: Hepatitis A virus sequencing revealed coinfection with 2 subgenotypes of hepatitis A virus (Ia and Ib) as etiological factors of the illness. CONCLUSIONS: Hepatitis A virus Ia and Ib coinfection may have accounted for the prolonged and severe course of illness.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11591/462523
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 8
  • Scopus 23
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 22
social impact