GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2006 , Vol 48 , Issue 2
Transfusion transmitted virus infection in a child
Necati Balamtekin1, Bülent Ünay2, A.Emin Kürekçi3, Ufuk Sevgican1
1GATA Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları AD
2GATA Çocuk Nörolojisi BD
3GATA Çocuk Hematolojisi BD
This case report describes a fiveyear- old girl with transfusion transmitted virus hepatitis. The disease was clinically characterized with malaise and fatigue, and serum transaminase levels were high. Microbiological diagnosis was made with PCR method by detecting viral DNA. The signs and symptoms disappeared in seven months and the patient recovered without any medical treatment. Keywords : Child, infection, transfusion transmitted virus