Evidence for the presence of autochthonous (locally acquired) cases of acute hepatitis E virus infections in Italy since the 80s.

@article{Stroffolini2015EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the presence of autochthonous (locally acquired) cases of acute hepatitis E virus infections in Italy since the 80s.},
  author={Tommaso Stroffolini and Maria Rapicetta and Paola Chionne and Rozenn Esvan and Elisabetta Madonna and Flavia Lucia Lombardo and Fabrizio Toccaceli and Giulio Pisani and Annarita Ciccaglione and Flavia Bortolotti},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={348-50}
}
BACKGROUND Autochthonous (locally acquired) cases of acute hepatitis E virus have been recently reported in several developed countries. AIM To evidence cases, if any, and characteristics of acute hepatitis E virus infections in North-East of Italy several years ago. METHODS In 2014, stored sera of 165 nonA-nonB acute hepatitis referred to the hospital of Padua during the period 1978-1991 were tested for hepatitis C virus antibodies by EIA III and for anti-hepatitis E virus IgM by Wantai… CONTINUE READING
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