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Korean J Hepatol > Volume 12(2); 2006 > Article
The Korean Journal of Hepatology 2006;12(2): 237-242.
A Case of Cholestatic Hepatitis lnduced by Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Min Jae Park , In Kwon Chung , Young Dae Park , Yun Jin Chung , Ho Chul Lee , Han Jin Cho , Eun Hee Seo , Chang Min Cho , Won Young Tak , Sung Kook Kim , Yong Whan Choi
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Abstract
Acute viral hepatitis in human can be caused by a large number of viruses with a wide range of clinical manifestations and laboratory findings. EBV is a rare causative agent of an acute hepatitis, during the course of infectious mononucleosis. Hepatic manifestations of EBV are usually mild and resolve without serious complications. EBV is rather uncommonly confirmed as an etiologic agent in acute viral hepatitis of adults and it rarely causes cholestatic hepatitis. We report a case of EBV hepatitis with cholestatic feature that was verified through serum viral marker and liver biopsy. (Korean J Hepatol 2006;12:237-242)
KeyWords: Epstein Barr virus infections; Hepatits, viral, human; Cholestasis, intrahepatic
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