Convulsion due to meningoencephalitis in hepatitis A virus infection

D. H. Lee, Y. H. Choi, K. H. Cho, H. M. Lee, S. Y. Yun

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Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection usually has a self-limited clinical course and sometimes remains subclinical. HAV infection rarely causes neurologic problems. There are only a few case reports on seizure and meningoencephalitis associated with serologically confirmed hepatitis A infection. We report a case of a 27year-old man admitted to the emergency department due to confusion after an episode of generalised tonic convulsion. Laboratory test results included AST 441 units/L and ALT 1294 units/L. A diagnosis of hepatitis A was confirmed by the finding of serum IgM-HAV antibody. HAV infection should be considered one of the aetiologies of meningoencephalitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Convulsion
  • Hepatitis a infection


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