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

  • Marburg and Ebola viruses cause severe hemorrhagic fever syndromes with fatality rates up to 80% to 90%[Bray 2007]
  • Infection causes multifocal hepatic necrosis, with elevation in aminotransferases, thrombocytopenia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation[Bray 2007]
  • Rapid diagnostic testing by ELISA or specific RNA PCR has been developed for use in outbreak control

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