Acute sporadic hepatitis E virus infection in southern China.

  title={Acute sporadic hepatitis E virus infection in southern China.},
  author={D. Tan and Stanley W K Im and Ji Lu Yao and Mun Hon Ng},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  volume={23 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS The hepatitis E virus is responsible for epidemic and sporadic hepatitis in northwestern China, but its role as a cause of acute sporadic hepatitis in southern China has not been reported. METHODS We applied the most practical current methods for diagnosis of hepatitis E virus infection, IgM and IgG anti-HEV detection by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection among acute sporadic hepatitis. RESULTS Anti-HEV IgM was… CONTINUE READING