Herpes Simplex Virus-Associated Acute Liver Failure Often Goes Unrecognized.
Hepatology. 2018 Aug 27;:
Authors: Little L, Rule J, Peng L, Gottfried M, Lee WM, Acute Liver Failure Study Group
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a devastating but rare illness affecting 2000 individuals in the U.S. yearly.1 Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is known to cause ALF rarely, but the extent of its reach is unclear since it can be difficult to diagnose.2-4 We set out to identify and characterize cases of HSV-related ALF within the Acute Liver Failure Study Group, (ALFSG), a network that has prospectively collected more than 2,600 cases of ALF over the past 21 years. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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