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Liver failure and Epstein-Barr virus infection.
  1. N J Shaw,
  2. J H Evans
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.


    A 5 year old boy developed liver failure secondary to infection with Epstein-Barr virus. He was subsequently shown to have a partial C4 complement deficiency. The importance of considering Epstein-Barr virus as a cause of fulminant hepatic failure and the need to assess immune state in such an event is emphasised.

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