Successful tenofovir treatment for fulminant hepatitis B infection in an infant

Antonella Diamanti, Maria Rita Sartorelli, Arianna Alterio, Donatella Comparcola, Tiziana Corsetti, Anna Iacono, Giuseppe Pizzichemi, Valerio Nobili, Jean De Ville De Goyet, Guiliano Torre

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Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure is defined by the presence of severe impairment of liver function, with or without encephalopathy, in patients with no underlying chronic liver disease. We report the case of a 4-month-old infant who developed fulminant hepatitis B infection and recovered concomitant with tenofovir therapy without liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-914
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • fulminant liver failure
  • hepatitis B
  • infant
  • tenofovir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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