Autoimmune complications associated with hepatitis A virus infection in children


Ertem D. , Acar Y., Pehlivanoglu E.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, cilt.20, ss.809-811, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00006454-200108000-00020
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.809-811

Özet

Hepatitis A virus infection is usually a self-limited disease during childhood. Autoimmune manifestations are rarely reported among patients. We describe two children with acute hepatitis A infection who developed immune thrombocytopenia and hepatic venous thrombosis during the course of acute infection. Antiphospholipid antibodies were increased in both of them during the thrombocytopenic and thrombotic complications and decreased during the resolution of these events.