Fulminant hepatic failure caused by adenovirus infection following bone marrow transplantation for Hodgkin's disease

T. C.P. Somervaille, S. Kirk, A. Dogan, G. V. Landon, S. Mackinnon

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Adenoviruses are increasingly realised to be responsible for serious morbidity and mortality following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. We describe a case of fulminant hepatic failure due to adenovirus serotype 2 in a 39-year-old woman who received a matched sibling allogeneic bone marrow transplant for multiply relapsed Hodgkin's disease. Isolated fulminant hepatic failure caused by this serotype of adenovirus has not previously been described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999



  • Adenovirus
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Hepatic failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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