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

  • Viral hepatitis may be caused by a broad range of pathogens (Table 1)
  • Hepatic injury may be mild, with only transient elevation in aminotransferases, or may lead to acute hepatitis or fulminant hepatic failure
  • The effects of these viral infections on immunocompromised hosts, including recipients of solid organ transplantations, deserve special attention

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