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Meningoencephalitis of Hepatitis A in Adult Man: A Case Report

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Gholamali Ghorbani 1 , * , Javad Ameli 2 , Hamid Reza Ghadimi 2

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1 Health Research Center, Baqyiatallah University of Medical Sciences, gholamalighorbani@yahoo.com, Tehran, IR.Iran

2 Department of Neurology, Baqyiatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR.Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hepatitis Monthly: 8 (4); 313-316
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 25, 2008
Accepted: September 23, 2008

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Abstract

Acute hepatitis A virus is almost always a mild illness with a benign outcome in babies and children but the disease isoften symptomatic in adults and the fulminant form may occur in them. Also infrequent atypical clinical forms ofinfection, such as relapsing hepatitis, prolonged hepatitis, and cholestatic hepatitis may be seen in adults. We did notfound any cases of hepatitis A meningoencephalitis in the review of literature, so we decided to introduce this case. Wereport a case of meningoencephalitis of hepatitis A virus infection. He had cerebrospinal fluid abnormality due tomeningoencepalitis. Meningoencephalitis is an atypical presentation of hepatitis A virus infection. Atypicalmanifestations of hepatitis A should be considered in adult patients.

Keywords

Hepatitis A Adult Atypical Form Meningoencephalitis

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