Herpes simplex type 1 hepatitis in renal transplantation

W. C. Elliott, Donald Houghton, Richard Bryant, R. Wicklund, John Barry, W. M. Bennett

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Abstract

Herpes simplex is a rare but usually fatal cause of acute hepatitis in adults. Most previously reported cases have occurred in debilitated or immunosuppressed patients. The authors report two additional fatal cases that occurred in renal transplant recipients. In case 1, there is evidence that the allograft may have been the initial nidus of infection. In case 2, dissemination from a genital infection occurred and failed to respond to vidarabine therapy that was started early in the clinical course. The authors also reviewed the literature concerning previously reported cases of herpes hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1656-1660
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume140
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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Herpes Simplex
Kidney Transplantation
Hepatitis
Vidarabine
Infection
Allografts
Kidney
Therapeutics
Transplant Recipients

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Herpes simplex type 1 hepatitis in renal transplantation. / Elliott, W. C.; Houghton, Donald; Bryant, Richard; Wicklund, R.; Barry, John; Bennett, W. M.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 140, No. 12, 1980, p. 1656-1660.

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Elliott, W. C. ; Houghton, Donald ; Bryant, Richard ; Wicklund, R. ; Barry, John ; Bennett, W. M. / Herpes simplex type 1 hepatitis in renal transplantation. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1980 ; Vol. 140, No. 12. pp. 1656-1660.
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