On November 21, 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A
in several counties throughout the state.
A previously healthy 36 years-old male had been hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute hepatitis A infection one month previously.
Because of the acute hepatitis A infection, methylprednisolone could not be given.
Testing for immunoglobulin (Ig) M antibodies against HAV (IgM anti-HAV) is the mainstay of the serologic diagnosis for acute hepatitis A infection and has been highly sensitive and specific.
In Dallas County, a few more cases of acute hepatitis A were reported in 2008 (n = 46) than in 2007 (n = 42) or 2009 (n = 40), potentially leading to a greater number of positive results.
Key Words: Acute hepatitis A, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Nephritic syndrome
Our patient had simultaneous onset of Guillain-Barre syndrome, acute hepatitis A followed by nephritic syndrome.
Transient sinus bradycardia in a child during the course of acute hepatitis A
Hussain Z, Das BC, Husain SA, Murthy NS, Kar R Increasing trend of acute hepatitis A
in north India: need for identification of high-risk population for vaccination.
The clinical spectrum of acute hepatitis A
virus (HAV) infection includes silent infection, subclinical infection detected by abnormal liver tests, clinically apparent hepatitis, and, rarely, fulminant hepatitis.
International travel to regions where hepatitis A is endemic poses a substantial risk for acquiring hepatitis A, but this was reported by only ~4% of patients with acute hepatitis A
in the Sentinel Counties Study.
Clinicians should be advised that if acute hepatitis A
and B have been ruled out, the potential for HEV should be considered.
State health departments and CDC have investigated persons with positive serologic tests for acute hepatitis A
virus (HAV) infection (i.
The purpose of this study was to characterize acute hepatitis A
in patients more than 40 years old.
Demographic features of sporadic acute hepatitis as
determined by viral hepatitis markers.