Autoimmune hepatitis following Epstein-Barr virus infection.

@article{Cabibi2008AutoimmuneHF,
  title={Autoimmune hepatitis following Epstein-Barr virus infection.},
  author={Daniela Cabibi},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={2008},
  pages={bcr0620080071}
}
We describe a case of a young man with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) following Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, in whom a long follow-up showed favourable outcome with complete clinical recovery and failure to relapse after cessation of immunosuppressive therapy. The study underlines the importance of the differential diagnosis between primary EBV associated hepatitis with features of autoimmunity, in which there is a direct pathogenetic role of the virus, and EBV related AIH, in which EBV… CONTINUE READING