Fulminant hepatitis failure in adults and children from a Public Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Santos2009FulminantHF,
  title={Fulminant hepatitis failure in adults and children from a Public Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Dami{\~a}o Carlos Moraes dos Santos and Jos{\'e} Manoel da Silva Gomes Martinho and L{\'u}cio Filgueiras Pacheco-Moreira and Cristina Carvalho Viana de Ara{\'u}jo and Barbara Cristina Euzebio Pereira Dias de Oliveira and B{\'a}rbara V Lago and Marcelo Pinto and Vanessa Salete de Paula},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={323-9}
}
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is characterized by massive hepatocellular injury, whose physiopathology is still unclear. Hepatitis B (HBV) is probably the most common viral cause of FHF, while hepatitis A (HAV) virus seem occurs less frequently. However, the host and viral factors that determine the outcome of these infections are poorly understood. In the present study, viral load and genotyping determining regions of HAV and HBV genomes were sequenced. Eight FHF patients and one patient… CONTINUE READING

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