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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,532
Minerva Pediatrica 1999 September-October;51(9-10):319-24
language: English, Italian
Bone marrow hypoplasia associated with acute viral hepatitis in four children
Pavone P., Greco F., Fisher A., Zancan L., D'Agata A., Musumeci S.
Four cases of children, aged 2 to 11 years, with acute viral hepatitis and bone marrow hypoplasia are reported. Three patients presented only jaundice and hepatomegaly; one also had liver failure. All the four patients underwent bone marrow aspiration which showed bone marrow aplasia. In two of the four patients a liver biopsy revealed patchy necrosis with inflammatory mononuclear cell infiltrate. Half of the patients received a bone marrow transplantation; the remaining patients were treated by intravenous infusion of immunoglobulins, growth factors and steroids. The main epidemiological and etiological features of such association are also reported.