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Liver dysfunction in norovirus gastroenteritis in a child with cerebral palsy: A case report

Journal: Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Keywords : norovirus; baclofen; cerebral palsy; liver dysfunction.;

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Norovirus is the common cause of gastroenteritis in humans. There is no report of liver dysfunction in children caused by norovirus infection. Baclofen has been used mainly to treat spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Hepatotoxicity of baclofen has not been previously described in children.This report describes the case of acute liver dysfunction in the course of norovirus gastroenteritis in a child with cerebral palsy (CP) on baclofen. A 7-year 7 month-old child who diagnosed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy showed mild fever and diarrhea. He started taking baclofen a week before the symptom started. His illness was diagnosed as norovirus gastroenteritis, but liver dysfunction accompanied this gastroenteritis (AST/ALT 589/401 (IU/L)). He recovered completely within 2 weeks without any damage left. When a child with cerebral palsy gets norovirus enteritis while taking baclofen, it would be necessary to close monitoring for liver failure.

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