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Lupus-like syndrome with submassive hepatic necrosis associated with hepatitis A.

Authors
  • Segev, A
  • Hadari, R
  • Zehavi, T
  • Schneider, M
  • Hershkoviz, R
  • Mekori, Y A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
112–114
Identifiers
PMID: 11206308
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hepatitis A is a common self-limited liver disease. However, 15% of patients may have some complications. Autoimmune hepatitis that is triggered by viral hepatitis has been reported. We hereby describe an unrecognized association of hepatitis A with a full blown lupus-like syndrome manifested by the appearance of arthralgia, exudative pleural effusion with the presence of lupus erythematosus cells and autoantibodies. All these findings disappeared after a short course of steroid treatment. The case is presented and the literature is reviewed.

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