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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1581-1583

A rare case of childhood Hepatitis A infection with pleural effusion, acalculous cholecystitis, and ascites

1 Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Malhotra
Centre for Community Medicine, Room No. 27, Old OT Block, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_298_18

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Hepatitis A is common among children of developing nations. Young children with Hepatitis A infection usually have a mild form of the disease. Serious manifestations like pleural effusion and acalculous cholecystitis are very rare in Hepatitis A infection in young children. There have been some reports of these manifestations of childhood Hepatitis A occurring in isolation but for these to co-exist, is extremely rare. In this article a young child with Hepatitis A infection who had all these three manifestations of pleural effusion, acalculous cholecystitis and ascites together, is reported.

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