Fatal hepatitis A virus infection in an adolescent

Fatma BaAlawi, Kowthar Hassan, Khuloud Al Maamari, Abdullah Balkhair

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Acute hepatitis A infection is largely self-limiting illness, rarely resulting in fulminant course with consequent hepatic failure and death. We present a 13-year old previously healthy Omani with fatal hepatitis A virus infection. This case highlights the critical role of hepatitis A vaccination and argues for consideration of its inclusion in national vaccination programs in order to avert similar devastating consequences of yet another vaccine preventable disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e00721
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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