Autoimmune complications associated with hepatitis A virus infection in children


Ertem D. , Acar Y., Pehlivanoglu E.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.20, no.8, pp.809-811, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006454-200108000-00020
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.809-811

Abstract

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.