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

  • Hepatitis is a rare manifestation of adenoviruses and is more common in patients with suppressed immunity
  • The incidence of infection ranges from 4% to 22% in transplant recipients depending on the site of transplantation[Humar 2005; McGrath 1998; Watcharananan 2011; Humar 2006]
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation recipients are at greatest risk of adenoviral hepatitis, which usually leads either to patient death or allograft loss

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