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Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2014;2014:286914. doi: 10.1155/2014/286914. Epub 2014 Sep 14.

A rare presentation of hepatitis a infection with extrahepatic manifestations.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, 529 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
2
Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, 529 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

Abstract

Hepatitis A has a variety of associated extrahepatic manifestations that clinicians should be aware of for early diagnosis and treatment. We report a unique case of hepatitis A presenting with multiple extrahepatic manifestations not previously described in a single patient. A 34-year-old male presented with sudden onset of left sided facial pain, swelling, and skin rash, with diffuse body pains and muscle weakness, and was found to be positive for hepatitis A immunoglobulin M (IgM). He was initially started on antibiotics for concerns of bacterial parotitis but did not show any improvement. A punch biopsy of his mandibular rash and swelling was done which showed lymphohistiocytic infiltration with a few eosinophils. A trial of prednisone resulted in improvement of his symptoms. Clinicians should be aware to look for hepatitis A infection in a patient with atypical clinical picture causing a widespread systemic inflammatory response. Treatment with prednisone may result in resolution.

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