Acute pancreatitis with cholestatic hepatitis: an unusual manifestation of hepatitis A.

Ann Trop Paediatr. 1999 Dec;19(4):391-4.

Agarwal KS, Puliyel JM, Mathew A, Lahoti D, Gupta R.

Acute hepatitis A infection is an uncommon cause of pancreatitis in children. To date, only four cases have been reported in the paediatric literature. We report a 7-year-old girl with acute pancreatitis associated with hepatitis A infection who made a satisfactory recovery. The report highlights the CT findings including focal necrosis not previously reported. Because of the extreme rarity of the complication, the four previous reports have also been single case reports. This paper reviews all these cases with a view to elucidating the aetiopathogenesis of the pancreatitis.