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Fatal herpetic hepatitis in adult following short corticotherapy: a case report.
Seksik P; Gozlan J; Guitton C; Galula G; Maury E; Offenstadt G; Medical
October 30, 1999
Intensive Care Med. 1999 Apr;25(4):415-7. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Herpes simplex virus hepatitis (HSV hepatitis) is an uncommon and severe complication of HSV type 1 and HSV type 2 infection. HSV hepatitis affects mostly immunocompromised patients. We report the case of a young man without any previous known immunodeficiency who developed fatal HSV hepatitis in the first 8 days of oral corticotherapy given for ulcerative colitis. A prompt diagnosis was possible because HSV was recovered from peripheral blood leukocytes.

JOURNAL ARTICLE Acute Disease Adult Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Steroidal/*THERAPEUTIC USE Case Report Colitis, Ulcerative/*DRUG THERAPY Diagnosis, Differential Fatal Outcome Hepatitis, Viral, Human/*DIAGNOSIS Herpes Simplex/*DIAGNOSIS Herpesvirus 1, Human/ISOLATION & PURIF Herpesvirus 2, Human/ISOLATION & PURIF Human Male Prednisone/*THERAPEUTIC USE