Microbiology – MCQ 78 – Hepatic failure in pregnancy

A young pregnant woman presents with fulminant hepatic failure. The most likely aetiological agent is:
A. Hepatitis B virus
B. Hepatitis C virus
C. Hepatitis E virus
D. Hepatitis A virus

Correct answer : C. Hepatitis E virus

Hepatits E causes fulminant hepatic failure in 1-2% of cases (20% in pregnancy).

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