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[New aspects of HEV infection].
Rev Med Suisse. 2008 Sep 03; 4(169):1863-6.RM

Abstract

The hepatitis E virus (HEV), known for being the cause of major outbreaks of waterborne hepatitis in Asia and Africa, is an emerging pathogen in industrialized countries. Virologic analyses of sporadic cases in Europe, Japan and the United States have shown that the origin of the infection was through autochthonous viral strains suggesting that the virus is present locally. In addition, transmission is not only enterically through contaminated water but also through ingestion of undercooked infected meat (swine or wild animals) or through infected blood products. Recently, a persistent HEV infection with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis has been reported in patients with reduced immune surveillance as induced by chemotherapy or post-transplant immunesuppression.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Services de gastroentérologie et d'hépatologie, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

fre

PubMed ID

18831406

Citation

Bihl, Florian, and Francesco Negro. "[New Aspects of HEV Infection]." Revue Medicale Suisse, vol. 4, no. 169, 2008, pp. 1863-6.
Bihl F, Negro F. [New aspects of HEV infection]. Rev Med Suisse. 2008;4(169):1863-6.
Bihl, F., & Negro, F. (2008). [New aspects of HEV infection]. Revue Medicale Suisse, 4(169), 1863-6.
Bihl F, Negro F. [New Aspects of HEV Infection]. Rev Med Suisse. 2008 Sep 3;4(169):1863-6. PubMed PMID: 18831406.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [New aspects of HEV infection]. AU - Bihl,Florian, AU - Negro,Francesco, PY - 2008/10/4/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/10/4/entrez SP - 1863 EP - 6 JF - Revue medicale suisse JO - Rev Med Suisse VL - 4 IS - 169 N2 - The hepatitis E virus (HEV), known for being the cause of major outbreaks of waterborne hepatitis in Asia and Africa, is an emerging pathogen in industrialized countries. Virologic analyses of sporadic cases in Europe, Japan and the United States have shown that the origin of the infection was through autochthonous viral strains suggesting that the virus is present locally. In addition, transmission is not only enterically through contaminated water but also through ingestion of undercooked infected meat (swine or wild animals) or through infected blood products. Recently, a persistent HEV infection with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis has been reported in patients with reduced immune surveillance as induced by chemotherapy or post-transplant immunesuppression. SN - 1660-9379 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18831406/[New_aspects_of_HEV_infection]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -