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)


  • Echovirus type 11 is the most frequent cause of serious neonatal morbidity and mortality, often presenting as fulminant hepatitis, infection of the central nervous system, or both[Modlin 1986]
  • Neonatal sepsis with hepatic necrosis and hemorrhage is the most common presentation of a severe echovirus infection[Ventura 2001]
  • Fatal echovirus is rare in adults and immunocompetent children, but a case report of severe systemic infection associated with acute liver failure has been reported in an adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient[Lefterova 2013]

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