CDC: Adenovirus should be considered in diagnosis of acute hepatitis in children

Several cases of acute, severe hepatitis in children in Alabama provided additional evidence in support of a possible link between this illness and adenovirus, according to a report published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.“This cluster, along with recently identified possible cases in Europe, suggests that adenovirus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology among children,” Julia M. Baker, PhD, an epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues,Read More

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