Chronic urticaria following acute hepatitis A

Griffin, Paul M., Kevat, Dev A. S., McCarthy, James S. and Woods, Marion L. (2012) Chronic urticaria following acute hepatitis A. BMJ case reports, 2012 . doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006479

Author Griffin, Paul M.
Kevat, Dev A. S.
McCarthy, James S.
Woods, Marion L.
Title Chronic urticaria following acute hepatitis A
Journal name BMJ case reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-790X
Publication date 2012-09-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bcr-2012-006479
Volume 2012
Total pages 1
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Abstract Urticaria has a documented association with the prodromal phases of hepatitis A, B and, although still contentious, likely hepatitis C. Despite the documented association there are few actual reported cases of urticaria occurring with hepatitis A infection and in all of the cases reported so far the urticaria preceded the diagnosis of hepatitis A and was acute rather than chronic. We describe a case of urticaria occurring following acute infection with hepatitis A, which persisted beyond 6 weeks and therefore was by definition chronic. Although chronic urticaria has been reported to be associated with other forms of viral hepatitis, to the best of our knowledge this has not been reported previously with hepatitis A.
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