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[44 year old gardener with lower back pain, myalgia and fever]

Bareiss, D. and Semela, D. and Heim, M. and Terracciano, L. and Hunziker, S.. (2010) [44 year old gardener with lower back pain, myalgia and fever]. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin PRAXIS, Vol. 99, H. 2. pp. 127-132.

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Abstract

We report the case of a 44 year old female gardener who presented to our emergency ward with lumbago, myalgia and fever of 39 degrees Celsius. She also reported acholic stools, darker looking urine and ikteric skin complexion. The patient was suffering from acute hepatitis A virus induced liver failure and was rapidly announced to a liver transplant centre. In the course of the illness the condition of the patient improved spontaneously and the serious hepatitis resolved and was self limiting. As a source of infection to possibilities were identified. Eating shellfish at the East Sea 4 weeks prior to admission or handling natural animal dung during her work as a gardener. One year after the event the patient once again is healthy and well.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Molekulare Pathologie (Terracciano)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Hepatology Laboratory (Heim)
UniBasel Contributors:Heim, Markus H. and Terracciano, Luigi M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Huber
ISSN:0369-8394
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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