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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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PIZA PALACIOS, Luis  and  ESPINOZA-RIOS, Jorge. Hepatitis A and hepatitis E virus co-infection with right pleural effusion, ascites and acute acalculous cholecystitis. A case report. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2020, vol.40, n.1, pp.77-79. ISSN 1022-5129.

Hepatitis A and hepatitis E are the leading causes of acute viral hepatitis in developing countries due to our poor sanitary conditions, both spread by fecal-oral route or through contaminated water and food. Being both self-limiting diseases, they are usually benign but may present with atypical clinical findings. A 32 year-old female with right pleural effusion, ascites and acalculous cholecystitis during the course of HAV and HEV co-infection is reported. Clinical improvement was observed with conservative management. As far as we know, this is the first case described of a patient with these three complications in the background of a hepatitis A virus and hepatitis E virus co-infection.

Keywords : Hepatitis A; Hepatitis E; Acalculous cholecystitis; Pleural effusion; Ascites.

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