Fulminant herpes simplex viral hepatitis: ultrasound and CT imaging appearance and a review of the imaging literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the case of a previously healthy 21-year-old woman who presented 6 days post-partum in acute fulminant hepatic failure. A liver ultrasound demonstrated normal echogenicity without discrete nodules while an enhanced computed tomography (CT) demonstrated innumerable 1- to 3-mm hypodense nodules throughout the liver with greater involvement of the left lobe. Liver biopsy confirmed herpes simplex virus infection. We believe this disease has a characteristic appearance on CT and prompt recognition can expedite diagnosis and therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tripuraneni, V; Patel, K; Brennan, TV; Ho, LM

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 194

PubMed ID

  • 24387920

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.11.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States