Korean J Med.  2008 May;74(5):551-555.

A case of acute renal failure associated with non-fulminant acute hepatitis A

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea. yongsu01.lee@samsung.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Acute hepatitis A is generally a mild, self-limiting disease of the liver. Acute renal failure is extremely rare in patients with acute non-fulminant hepatitis A. Acute tubular necrosis is the most common form of renal injury found in such patients. The 27 years old male patient visited our hospital with complaint of fatigue, nausea and vomiting. He was diagnosed with acute renal failure associated with acute non-fulminant hepatitis A. The renal biopsy demonstrates tubulointerstitial nephritis with focal tubular necrosis on light microscopy. We report here on a case of acute renal failure associated with non-fulminant hepatitis A, and we include a review of the literature.

Keyword

Acute hepatitis A; Acute renal failure; Tubulointerstitial nephritis
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