Author(s): Lau YL, Srivastava G, Lee CW, Kwong KY, Yeung CY
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Abstract We report a Chinese girl with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated aplastic anaemia and hepatitis. Epstein-Barr virus genome was demonstrated in her bone marrow cells and EBV-specific serology suggested reactivation of EBV infection. She was initially treated with anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) and methylprednisolone but with no haematologic response, and liver function continued to deteriorate. She was then treated with acyclovir. Her aplastic anaemia improved and hepatitis resolved, and there was eradication of EBV genome from her bone marrow cells.
This article was published in J Paediatr Child Health
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion