A Rare Case of pleural effusion Associated with Hepatitis A

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Gholam Reza Soleimani 1 , * , Mohammad Ali Moradi 2

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1 Assistant Prof, Research Center for Children and Adolescent's Health, Dept of Pediatrics, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Resident of Pediatrics, Research Center for Children and Adolescent's Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Soleimani G R, Moradi M A. A Rare Case of pleural effusion Associated with Hepatitis A, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2010 ; 11(4):e94380.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 11 (4); e94380
Published Online: November 20, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 05, 2009
Accepted: September 30, 2009

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Abstract

Hepatitis A is the most common form of hepatitis infection in children that it is considered to be one of endemic diseases in our country. Hepatitis A virus leads to acute hepatitis and manifests with symptoms such as anorexia, vomiting, fever, abdominal discomfort and dark urine. Pleural effusion and ascites are rare and benign complications following hepatitis A, especially in children in this article, a rare case of pleural effusion in Hepatitis A was introduced.

  A 28 month child was admitted to Ali ebn-e Abitaleb (a.s) hospital of Zahedan with symptoms of anorexia, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, jaundice and dark urine from four days before admission. d uring hospital admission hepatitis A was diagnosed and chest radiograph showed bilateral fluid accumulation in pleural space. a scites was also determined.

  The disease resolved after one week of supportive care without any medical treatment and there was no evidence of pleural effusion and ascites in follow-up visits. The possibility of pleural effusion should be kept in mind in patients with hepatitis A.

Keywords

HAV Hepatitis A virus Anorexia Jaundice Pleural effusion Ascites

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