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Hepatitis E virus infection--a new threat for Europe.
Przegl Epidemiol. 2016; 70(1):11-4, 103-6.PE

Abstract

Of 20 million of patients infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV) worldwide 57 thousand dies each year. HEV-infection is not longer regarded as a diseases in developing endemic countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The majority of European countries faces increasing number of endemic infections. They are caused by seven different genotypes and be responsible for acute and chronic infections. HEV is of zoonotic origin causing infections in pigs and boars which are a source of infection for humans. Infections occur orally after consumption of infected water or meat. HEV-infection is most dangerous for patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy, infected with HIV, after transplantations of solid organs and elderly. In some patients, including pregnant women, acute HEV has a serious course with fatalities reaching even 25%. Chronic HEV-infection may develop in patients following solid organ transplantations and requires long-term antiviral therapy. HEV-infection is a growing public health problem in Europe, which implies the necessity of routine screening in selected populations, especially immunocompromised.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical University of Bialystok, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology.Medical University of Bialystok, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng pol

PubMed ID

27344467

Citation

Łapiński, Tadeusz Wojciech, and Jerzy Jaroszewicz. "Hepatitis E Virus Infection--a New Threat for Europe." Przeglad Epidemiologiczny, vol. 70, no. 1, 2016, pp. 11-4, 103-6.
Łapiński TW, Jaroszewicz J. Hepatitis E virus infection--a new threat for Europe. Przegl Epidemiol. 2016;70(1):11-4, 103-6.
Łapiński, T. W., & Jaroszewicz, J. (2016). Hepatitis E virus infection--a new threat for Europe. Przeglad Epidemiologiczny, 70(1), 11-4, 103-6.
Łapiński TW, Jaroszewicz J. Hepatitis E Virus Infection--a New Threat for Europe. Przegl Epidemiol. 2016;70(1):11-4, 103-6. PubMed PMID: 27344467.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hepatitis E virus infection--a new threat for Europe. AU - Łapiński,Tadeusz Wojciech, AU - Jaroszewicz,Jerzy, PY - 2016/6/27/entrez PY - 2016/6/28/pubmed PY - 2016/9/7/medline SP - 11-4, 103-6 JF - Przeglad epidemiologiczny JO - Przegl Epidemiol VL - 70 IS - 1 N2 - Of 20 million of patients infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV) worldwide 57 thousand dies each year. HEV-infection is not longer regarded as a diseases in developing endemic countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The majority of European countries faces increasing number of endemic infections. They are caused by seven different genotypes and be responsible for acute and chronic infections. HEV is of zoonotic origin causing infections in pigs and boars which are a source of infection for humans. Infections occur orally after consumption of infected water or meat. HEV-infection is most dangerous for patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy, infected with HIV, after transplantations of solid organs and elderly. In some patients, including pregnant women, acute HEV has a serious course with fatalities reaching even 25%. Chronic HEV-infection may develop in patients following solid organ transplantations and requires long-term antiviral therapy. HEV-infection is a growing public health problem in Europe, which implies the necessity of routine screening in selected populations, especially immunocompromised. SN - 0033-2100 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27344467/Hepatitis_E_virus_infection__a_new_threat_for_Europe_ L2 - http://www.przeglepidemiol.pzh.gov.pl/pobierz-artykul?id=2042 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -