Hepatitis A virus infection presenting with seizures


Cam S. , Ertem D., ALTUN KÖROĞLU Ö., Pehlivanoglu E.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.24, no.7, pp.652-653, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.inf.0000168754.24478.6d
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.652-653

Abstract

Hepatitis A infection rarely causes extrahepatic manifestations. Here we present a 5-year-old patient with an initial complaint of nuchal rigidity and convulsions during the course of hepatitis A infection. Because hepatitis A virus RNA was demonstrated in the cerebrospinal fluid, it was thought that convulsions might be related to this viral infection.