March 1991

Neonatal Hepatitis and Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia Associated With Cytomegalovirus Infection in Twins

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Hart, Kaufman, Vanderhoof, Erdman, and Antonson) and Pathology (Drs Linder, Markin, and Kruger), Creighton University School of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Am J Dis Child. 1991;145(3):302-305. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160030070024

• Prenatally acquired cytomegalovirus infection in twins was temporally associated with a discordant development of neonatal hepatitis and extrahepatic biliary atresia. This case presents evidence suggesting an association between perinatal cytomegalovirus infection and selected extrahepatic biliary atresia and neonatal hepatitis. Congenital cytomegalovirus infections and cytomegalovirus hepatitis are also discussed.

(AJDC. 1991;145:302-305)