Hepatitis-associated Aplastic Anemia: A Report of 3 Cases Associated With HAV

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Aplastic anemia is a rare complication of viral hepatitis. We present 3 cases of hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia after hepatitis A virus infection. One of our cases is the first reported case of hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia after fulminant hepatitis A infection. Patient characteristics were consistent with older reports with regard to age and sex. All 3 patients were male individuals under the age of 20. In addition, all 3 patients had A+ blood group. Outcomes in our series were poor because of the unavailability of antithymocyte globulin and bone marrow transplantation.

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