Rare atypical presentation of acute hepatitis A in Egyptian children

Salama EI

Published on: 2021-04-25


Retrospective study from the beginning for two years at National Liver Institute, Menoufyia University, out of 20 patients with HAV were admitted, eleven of them were HAV infection associated with ascites. Inclusion criteria were: HAV-IgM +ve, no hepatic or any other chronic illness before, normal growth and nutritional status, no history of HAV vaccination. Exclusion criteria were: combined HAV infection, nephrotic syndrome, protein-losing enteropathy, malnutrition, history of filariasis and pre-existing liver cirrhosis (e.g. due to schistosomiasis).