• Is a Common Virus Suddenly Causing Liver Failure in Kids?

    10 days ago - By The Atlantic

    Last October, a young girl with severe and unusual liver failure was admitted to a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Her symptoms were typical: skin and eyes yellow with jaundice, markers of liver damage off the charts. But she tested negative for all the usual suspects behind liver disease. Her only positive test was, surprisingly, for adenovirus-a common virus best known for causing mild colds, pink eye, or stomach flu. In rare cases, it's linked to hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, in immunocompromised patients. But this girl had been healthy. Then it happened again. A second kid...
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