Hepatic and Cardiac Complications Related to Zika Virus Infection


  •   Hassan S. Naji


Major global concerns regarding Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, include microcephaly in neonates and Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. However, there is evidence for the involvement of other body organs along with neurological disorders. Recent studies indicate that ZIKV like other arboviruses can cause cardiovascular complications, severe liver injury, and coagulation disorders. These possible threats must not be overlooked, and clinicians should be aware of compatible symptoms in patients, so they can manage them properly. The purpose of this review study is to characterize hepato-cardiac complications of Zika virus.

Keywords: Zika virus, cardiac complications, hepatic complications, microcephaly, congenital disorders, Flavivirus, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Aedes spp, ZIKV, Hepato-cardiac complications


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Naji, H. (2019). Hepatic and Cardiac Complications Related to Zika Virus Infection. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2019.1.2.40