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J Clin Gastroenterol. 2001 May-Jun;32(5):453-4.

Familial cluster of fulminant hepatitis A infection.

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  • 1Internal Medicine Division, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. Durst@cc.huji.ac.il

Abstract

Hepatitis A virus is a common cause of a self-limited liver disease. Fulminant hepatitis is a rare complication of acute hepatitis A infection. We report a small epidemic of three consecutive fulminant hepatitis A infections in three previously healthy siblings. This is the first report of a cluster of fulminant hepatitis A.

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