Acute Fulminant Hepatitis due to Herpes Simplex Type 1 Infection

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Paithoon Boonma, MD
Panida Thong-u-thaisri, MD
Thaweesak Tirawatnapong, PhD


Cases of fulminant hepatitis caused by herpes virus infection is quite rare.1 Most reported cases are pregnant woman and immune suppressed patients such as renal transplantation patients and patients on prolonged steroid therapy.2-6 Most cases of herpes infection leading to fulminant hepatitis, are post mortem diagnosis.1 Early diagnosis and treatment can save the patient’s life and avoid the need for liver transplantation.


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Boonma P, Thong-u-thaisri P, Tirawatnapong T. Acute Fulminant Hepatitis due to Herpes Simplex Type 1 Infection. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 20 [cited 2023 Dec. 7];7(1):64. Available from:
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