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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-88

Pleural effusion: A rare complication of hepatitis A


Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, 03200 Afyon, Turkey

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A Bukulmez
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, 03200 Afyon
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.38871

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Hepatitis A (HAV) infection, which is the most common form of hepatitis in the paediatric age group and which sometimes has a fulminant course, is endemic in Turkey, constituting one of the country's important health problems. Pleural effusion also represents a rare benign complication of acute HAV infections. We describe here a case of Hepatitis A who developed pleural effusion.






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