Acute Kidney Injury as a Rare Complication of Acute Hepatitis E in a Child; A Case Report

Jagadishkumar K, SOWMYA VELAMALA, Krishna kumar H C, Manjunath V G


Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a significant public health problem, which infects 20 million individuals every year. The clinical presentation of acute HEV infection is similar to hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, and few affected children may progress to develop acute liver failure. Extrahepatic manifestations involving other systems have been reported with acute and chronic HEV genotype 3 infections both in adults and children. Herein we report acute kidney injury as a rare complication of acute hepatitis E in a child who recovered with a medical line of management.


Hepatitis E virus; Extrahepatic manifestations; Acute kidney injury

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