Fatal hepatitis A virus infection in an adolescent

Fatma BaAlawi*, Kowthar Hassan, Khuloud Al Maamari, Abdullah Balkhair

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Abstract

Acute hepatitis A infection is largely self-limiting illness, rarely resulting in fulminant course with consequent hepatic failure and death. We present a 13-year old previously healthy Omani with fatal hepatitis A virus infection. This case highlights the critical role of hepatitis A vaccination and argues for consideration of its inclusion in national vaccination programs in order to avert similar devastating consequences of yet another vaccine preventable disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00721
JournalIDCases
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Fulminant
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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