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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Apr;180(4):1031-2.

Fetal meconium peritonitis after maternal hepatitis A.

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado, USA.


Hepatitis A virus has rarely been implicated in congenital infections. After maternal hepatitis A at 13 weeks' gestation, ultrasonographic examinations revealed fetal ascites (20 weeks) and meconium peritonitis (33 weeks). After delivery, a perforated distal ileum was resected. Elevated levels of hepatitis A immunoglobulin G persisted in the infant 6 months after delivery.

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