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

  • The association between Coxsackie viruses and hepatitis is unclear but infection may cause anicteric hepatitis in adults[Gregor 1975]
  • The most common clinical manifestations of Coxsackie infection are myalgia, myocarditis, pericarditis, aseptic meningitis pleurodynia, and herpangina
  • Coxsackie hepatitis is frequently associated with myocarditis, consisting of necroinflammatory changes involving lobules and portal tracts[Sun 1966]

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