Thrombocytopenia in hepatitis A - An atypical presentation

Rathika D. Shenoy, Sajitha Nair, Nutan Kamath

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-242
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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