Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Epstein-Barr Virus-induced Jaundice
- Author(s): Herold, Jessica
- Grimaldo, Felipe
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.10.45049
Infectious mononucleosis is primarily caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and is a common di-agnosis made in emergency departments worldwide. Subclinical and transient transaminase ele-vations are a well-established sequela of EBV. However, acute cholestatic hepatitis is a rare complication. EBV infection should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis in patients with an obstructive pattern on liver function tests without evidence of biliary obstruction demon-strated on advanced imaging.