Journal Article

Thrombocytopenia in Hepatitis A—An Atypical Presentation

Rathika Shenoy, Sajitha Nair and Nutan Kamath

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 50, issue 4, pages 241-244
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/50.4.241
Thrombocytopenia in Hepatitis A—An Atypical Presentation

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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.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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