Hepatitis A virus infection presenting with seizures

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Jul;24(7):652-3. doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000168754.24478.6d.


Hepatitis A infection rarely causes extrahepatic manifestations. Here we present a 5-year-old patient with an initial complaint of nuchal rigidity and convulsions during the course of hepatitis A infection. Because hepatitis A virus RNA was demonstrated in the cerebrospinal fluid, it was thought that convulsions might be related to this viral infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / immunology
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / virology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Hepatitis A / complications*
  • Hepatitis A / virology
  • Hepatitis A virus / pathogenicity
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Male
  • Seizures / virology*


  • Immunoglobulin M