Chronic hepatitis E after solid organ transplantation.

@article{Niet2012ChronicHE,
  title={Chronic hepatitis E after solid organ transplantation.},
  author={Annikki de Niet and Hans L. Zaaijer and Ijm Ten Berge and Christine J. Weegink and Hendrik W Reesink and Ulrich H. W. Beuers},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={261-6}
}
Large outbreaks of acute hepatitis E, caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2, are known from developing countries with suboptimal sanitation infrastructure. An increasing incidence of HEV infections is being reported in industrialised countries, caused mainly by HEV genotypes 3 and 4, which are often found among pigs. Recent evidence suggests that in immunocompromised patients about 50% of the cases of acute hepatitis E evolve to chronic hepatitis with rapid progression to… CONTINUE READING

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