Hepatitis A acute liver failure: follow-up of paediatric patients in southern Brazil.

@article{Ferreira2008HepatitisAA,
  title={Hepatitis A acute liver failure: follow-up of paediatric patients in southern Brazil.},
  author={Cristina Helena Targa Ferreira and Sandra Vieira and Carlos Oscar Kieling and Themis Reverbel da Silveira},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
  pages={66-8}
}
We retrospectively analysed 33 children and adolescents who had been hospitalized in a liver transplant unit within the previous 10 years for acute liver failure (ALF). The patients' age varied between 2 months and 15 years of age (median 6.2 +/- 5.3), and 21 (63%) were male. Thirteen patients (39%) were immunoglobulin-M anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) sero-positive. Eleven cases (33%) had an undetermined aetiology. The 13 children with HAV ALF were between 17 months and 15.6 years of age (median… CONTINUE READING

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