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Abstract - Generalized Pruritus Secondary to Acute Hepatitis A: A Case Report
Bilal Sula, Recep Tekin

Bilal Sula,

Department of Dermatology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Generalized Pruritus Secondary to Acute Hepatitis A: A Case Report

ABSTRACT

Hepatitis A is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. Many cases have little or no symp­toms. In our case, a nineteen year old female patient referred our hospital because of exhaustion, jaundice and diffuse itching complaints which existed for one week. In dermatological examination, there were diffusely erythematous, excoriated papules with crusts on the body as more significant on the lower extremity. The patient was diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis A and generalized pruritus according to present findings. Cholestyramine 16 g/day and acrivastine tablet as 1x1 were started to administrate for hyperbilirubinemia and itching. The patient whose complaints regressed partially at the eighth day of the treatment was discharged by her own will. Consequently, patients with generalized pruritus who do not have any previous primary cutaneous disorders could be tested for HAV infection. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(4): 184-186

Bilal Sula, Department of Dermatology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey, Generalized Pruritus Secondary to Acute Hepatitis A: A Case Report, Bilal Sula, Department of Dermatology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(4): 184-186 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.04.0203

Volume 05, Number 04 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 04 (2015)