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)


  • Neonatal infection with enteroviruses can lead to fulminant hepatitis[Kawashima 2004]
  • Hepatitis caused by echoviruses and Coxsackie A and Coxsackie B viruses can progress to necrosis and hepatic failure with a reported mortality of up to 42%[Rawls 1964; Chambon 1997; Ventura 2001]
  • Mild enteroviral hepatitis is likely underdiagnosed[Kawashima 2004]
  • Coxsackie Viruses

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