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Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;6(1):69-73. doi: 10.1159/000336202. Epub 2012 Jan 28.

Acute liver dysfunction in the course of norovirus gastroenteritis.

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Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan.


A 48-year-old female with abdominal pain and malaise who showed delayed symptom of acute gastroenteritis came to see us. Her illness was diagnosed as norovirus infection, but liver dysfunction accompanied this gastroenteritis. We investigated the pathogenesis of this hepatitis for all causes including drugs, but we could not detect norovirus infection. The liver damage improved shortly in course of the gastroenteritis. She recovered completely within 2 weeks without any damage left. Norovirus-induced liver dysfunction is not known, and there is no report in the literature. We report, for the first time, the case of liver dysfunction with norovirus gastroenteritis.


Acute gastroenteritis; Liver dysfunction; Norovirus

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