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Slovenska pediatrija 2020; 27: 179-182

https://doi.org/10.38031/slovpediatr-2020-4-03en

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ACUTE PANCREATITIS AND HEPATITIS CAUSED BY INFLUENZA B VIRUS INFECTION: CASE REPORT

Tjaša Žagar
Klinični oddelek za gastroenterologijo, hepatologijo in nutricionistiko, Pediatrična klinika Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Slovenija

Liza Lea Lah
Klinika za infekcijske bolezni in vročinska stanja, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Tina Kamhi Trop
Klinični oddelek za gastroenterologijo, hepatologijo in nutricionistiko, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

We present a case of acute pancreatitis and hepatitis caused by influenza B virus infection in a child. In the search for the aetiology of the impairment of the two organs, we ruled out the most common causes of acute pancreatitis and hepatitis such as gallstones, drugs, hepatotropic viruses, and some autoimmune diseases. We concluded that in this case, inflammation of the pancreas and liver was caused by the influenza B virus. With the presentation of this case, we want to draw attention to the possibility of hepatitis and pancreatitis being caused by the influenza virus.

Key words: acute pancreatitis, hepatitis, infection, influenza B virus, metamizole, gallstone