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Original Articles

IMAJ | volume

Journal 8, August 2000
pages: 598–600

Hepatitis A Associated with Other Focal Infections


    Background: Concomitant bacterial and viral infection is a well-known phenomenon, however only very rarely has a bacterial infection been reported during hepatitis A virus infection.

    Objective: To evaluate retrospectively the clinical records of children hospitalized with HAV infection for a concomitant infection proved or presumed to be bacterial.

    Method: A retrospective study was conducted on all the children hospitalized with hepatitis A infection from 1988–96 in our center. The records were evaluated for a concomitant infection.

    Results: Of 40 children hospitalized with HAV infection, 13 were found to have a concomitant infection: these included 6 with pneumonia, 4 with pyelonephritis and 1 case each of purulent otitis media, osteomyelitis and staphylococcal bacteremia.

    Conclusion: In areas where hepatitis A is endemic, a simultaneous infection with hepatitis A and other common bacterial infection during childhood may co-exist. A permissive role for HAV infection is suggested.



    HAV = hepatitis A virus

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