Acute-rubeola hepatitis Akut rubeola hepatiti

Saruc M., Ozbakkaloglu B., Sivrel A., Tunger O., Arslan S., Yuceyar H.

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.9, no.1, pp.66-69, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-69
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Viral hepatitis is caused by five main viruses: hepatitis viruses A, B, C, D, and E. Some other viruses occasionally may also cause hepatitis. In hepatitis which is caused by other than hepatitis viruses, the etiologic agent is difficult to detect. In this paper, two cases with acute viral hepatitis were presented; a 18 years old boy and a 17 years old girl. After suffering from symptoms of upper respiratory infection, acute viral hepatitis with skin rashes and elevated transaminases have been developed in both cases. It is well described that skin rashes may be seen also during infections by hepatitis viruses. The diagnosis of acute rubeola hepatitis was accomplished by the help of serological tests. The serum levels of transaminases, GGT and LDH returned to normal values after sustained in high levels for two weeks. In the literature, the occurrence of hepatitis during measles infection of young adults was reported as 45%. The most common causes of hepatitis are hepatitis viruses A and B in our country. In differential diagnosis of acute hepatitis, however, one should be keep in mind the other viruses which may cause the disease.