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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 1, Issue 5, Pages 246-248
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S1064744994000177
Obstetrics Case Report

Fatal Herpetic Hepatitis in Pregnancy

1Maternal Fetal Medicine Section, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
3Mercy-Baptist Hospital, 4429 Clara Street, Suite 540, New Orleans 70115, LA, USA

Received 23 November 1993; Accepted 4 March 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background: Disseminated herpetic infections during pregnancy have been reported in the literature.

Case: This case presentation describes a pregnant patient who presented with fever, elevated liver enzymes, and upper abdominal tenderness and succumbed from fulminant herpetic hepatitis.

Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential because of the high mortality rate.