H. Egawa et al., Fulminant hepatic failure secondary to herpes simplex virus infection in aneonate: A case report of successful treatment with liver transplantation and perioperative acyclovir, LIVER TR S, 4(6), 1998, pp. 513-515
Neonatal disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, including fulmi
nant hepatic failure (FHF), is lethal, and the patients rarely have a chanc
e for liver transplantation because of the rapid development of the disease
. We describe of a case of FHF secondary to HSV infection in a neonate succ
essfully treated by aggressive intensive care followed by liver transplanta
tion. (C) 1998 by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.