Recurrent Hepatitis Caused by Two Viruses Acquired Simultaneously during Blood Transfusion

I. Ben‐Dov, M. Fainaru

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Abstract

Abstract. We here report 2 patients who have acquired two consecutive episodes each of acute hepatitis, within 6 months after blood transfusion. The clinical and biochemical course was typical of recurrent acute viral hepatitis, and the patients recovered completely after each episode. The first infection was probably caused by non‐A, non‐R hepatitis virus, whereas the second episode was caused by hepatitis B‐virus. Thus, in addition to the absence of cross‐immunity between hepatotrophic viruses, one may simultaneously acquire more than one virus without apparent interference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes

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