A case of vertical transmission of hepatitis A virus infection

Erkan T., Kutlu T. , Cullu F. , Tumay G.

Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, cilt.87, sa.9, ss.1008-1009, 1998 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/080352598750031725
  • Dergi Adı: Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1008-1009


We present a case of hepatitis A infection in a 2,5-month-old male who became icteric after 18 d of birth. The diagnosis of hepatitis A was made by compatible clinical symptoms, laboratory results and liver biopsy showing evidence of hepatitis, and confirmed by detection of anti-HAV IgM antibodies. Because the mother had an acute icteric hepatitis A 1 week before delivery, and the viraemic phase of hepatitis A infection is very short, approximately 7 d, we suggest that the infant was infected by his mother, before birth.