Herpes simplex virus hepatitis in a patient with severe combined immunodeficiency

KILIÇ GÜLTEKİN S. Ş. , Talim B., Tezcan I., Sanal O., Çaglar M., ERSOY F.

International Pediatrics, vol.16, no.3, pp.155-157, 2001 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: International Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157
  • Keywords: Hepatitis, Herpes simplex virus, Severe combined immunodeficiency
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Herpes viruses are large complex DNA viruses that can be divided into two different variants; herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2. A wide spectrum of disease states has been attributed to infection with HSV. We report here a case of fatal hepatitis secondary to HSV infection and discuss the presumed mechanisms and pathology of the disease, diagnostic methods and treatment.