Houda El Moufid1*, Kenza Kissi1, Ahmed Sqalli Houssini1, Abderrazzak Ajertil1, Kaoutar Znati2 and Mohammed Mohammadi1
1Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Anatomopathology, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Houda El Moufid, Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Cheikh Zayd International University Hospital, UIASS, Rabat, Morocco.
Received: April 25, 2022; Published: May 18, 2022
Introduction: Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection is widespread with more than 90% of sero-positive adults worldwide.
Case Report: A 28-year-old young woman was admitted for acute hepatitis with jaundice secondary to hemolytic anemia. The biological results were compatible with severe acute viral hepatitis associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia. The diagnosis of acute EBV infection was confirmed by serological markers, and indirect histological signs of viral infection on liver biopsy.
Conclusion: Although common, liver damage is generally mild with transient increase of serum transaminases, cases of severe hepatitis as well as autoimmune hemolytic anemia are rare. We report this case to draw attention to the unexpected severity of liver damage from this virus.
Keywords: Epstein Barr Virus; Hepatitis; Mononucleosis Infection; Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Citation: Houda El Moufid., et al. “Severe Acute Hepatitis Associated with Hemolytic Anemia: Rare Manifestations of EBV infection: Case Report". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.6 (2022): 12-15.
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