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Cytomegalovirus in biliary atresia: coincidental or causal?

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Devdeep Mukherjee ,

Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, IN
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Department of Pediatric Medicine, post graduate trainee
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Ritabrata Kundu,

Institute of Child Health, IN
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Prabal Niyogi,

Institute of Child Health, IN
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Joydeep Das

Institute of Child Health, IN
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Abstract

Introduction  Neonatal cholestasis (NC) has been documented in 19–33% of neonates with chronic liver disease attending tertiary care hospitals in India1-3. Of these, almost one third have been attributed to biliary atresia3. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is known to cause intrahepatic bile duct paucity and destruction and has been suggested to cause extra hepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) in a few case series4. We present a series of 4 cases admitted to our hospital over the last 18 months having EHBA with CMV infection.

How to Cite: Mukherjee, D., Kundu, R., Niyogi, P. and Das, J., 2016. Cytomegalovirus in biliary atresia: coincidental or causal?. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 45(4), pp.256–258. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v45i4.8057
Published on 05 Dec 2016.
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