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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 532-533

Pleural effusion: A rare complication of co-infection of hepatitis A and hepatitis E


Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Kalenahalli Jagadish Kumar
Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.105156

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Hepatitis A (HAV) is a benign self-limiting infection, spread chiefly by faeco-oral transmission and is common in the developing countries. The main complication of HAV infection is fulminant hepatitis, which occurs in less than 1% of cases. Extra-hepatic complications involving other systems, can occur in HAV infection. Pleural effusion also represents a benign complication of acute hepatitis A infection. We describe here a case of co-infection of HAV and Hepatitis E who developed pleural effusion.


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