Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

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


Richie Dalai1, Sumit Malhotra2, Aditya K Gupta1, Manisha Mandal2, Shashi Kant2 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Dalai R, Malhotra S, Gupta AK, Mandal M, Kant S. A rare case of childhood Hepatitis A infection with pleural effusion, acalculous cholecystitis, and ascites.J Family Med Prim Care 2018;7:1581-1583


How to cite this URL:
Dalai R, Malhotra S, Gupta AK, Mandal M, Kant S. A rare case of childhood Hepatitis A infection with pleural effusion, acalculous cholecystitis, and ascites. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 May 12 ];7:1581-1583
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