Acute hepatitis e presenting with clinical feature of autoimmune hepatitis

Ishan Patel, Rafael Ching Companioni, Raghav Bansal, Neil Vyas, Carmine Catalano, Joshua Aron, Aaron Walfish

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Abstract

A 32-year-old immigrant man presented with new onset jaundice. His past medical history was significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. His initial laboratory finding and liver biopsy were suggestive of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The plan was to start steroids pending negative results for viral serology, but it came back positive for hepatitis E virus. The patient’s liver function test and clinical condition improved significantly on conservative management over a period of 1 month. Therefore, we suggest testing for hepatitis E especially in immigrants or recent travelers to endemic areas who presents with clinical features suggestive of AIH.

Original languageEnglish
Article number33342
JournalJournal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatitis serologies
  • IAIHG
  • Transaminitis

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