Adenovirus infection as possible cause of acute liver failure in a healthy child: a case report

Turk J Gastroenterol. 2008 Dec;19(4):281-3.


Adenoviruses are common viral pathogens in childhood; however, they can cause serious disease in an immunocompromised host. Fulminant hepatitis is a rare complication of adenoviral infection. We report herein a case of fatal fulminant hepatitis possibly caused by adenovirus infection. Although rare, adenovirus infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute liver failure in immunocompetent children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoviridae Infections / complications*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Liver Failure, Acute / virology*
  • Male