Can adenovirus cause liver failure?

Adenovirus infection as possible cause of acute liver failure in a healthy child: a case report.

Is adenovirus a hepatitis?

Adenovirus is recognized as a cause of hepatitis among immunocompromised children (2). It might be an underrecognized contributor to liver injury among healthy children (3); however, the magnitude of this relationship remains under investigation.

What is causing hepatitis in kids?

Simply put, hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by infections, toxins (such as alcohol), drugs, or certain medical conditions.

What type of hepatitis are children getting?

For kids, hep A is the most common type of hepatitis to get. The virus lives in poop (feces) from people who have the infection.

Can adenovirus cause elevated liver enzymes?

In addition to lung injury, severe adenovirus infection has been reported to also result in liver injury, with elevated levels of serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) correlating with severity of adenovirus infection [20, 39].

Can hepatitis Be Cured?

There is no cure, but treatment can help manage the condition. The CDC estimate that in the U.S., around 862,000 people are currently living with hepatitis B. The virus can transmit through: having unprotected sexual intercourse.

How do I know if my child has hepatitis?

The following are required to diagnose hepatitis: Physical exam, which may or may not reveal a swollen, enlarged liver. Blood tests to check liver enzymes that are elevated when the liver is damaged or infected, as well as blood tests to check for the presence of any of the five viruses causing hepatitis.

Can a viral infection affect your liver?

Infection. Parasites and viruses can infect the liver, causing inflammation that reduces liver function. The viruses that cause liver damage can be spread through blood or semen, contaminated food or water, or close contact with a person who is infected.