Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral hemorrhagic fever with a high case fatality rate characterized by hepatic dysfunction, renal failure, coagulopathy, and shock
  • Disease progresses through 3 distinct phases: infection, remission, and intoxication
  • The infection stage, lasting 3-4 days, may be associated with hepatomegaly and elevation in aminotransferases, with the levels of aminotransferase elevation predictive of disease severity[Oudart 1970]

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