Fulminant hepatic failure secondary to herpes simplex virus infection in aneonate: A case report of successful treatment with liver transplantation and perioperative acyclovir

Citation
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
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION AND SURGERY
ISSN journal
1074-3022 → ACNP
Volume
4
Issue
6
Year of publication
1998
Pages
513 - 515
Database
ISI
SICI code
1074-3022(199811)4:6<513:FHFSTH>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
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.