Hepatitis E Virus Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, the Netherlands

@inproceedings{Pas2012HepatitisEV,
  title={Hepatitis E Virus Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, the Netherlands},
  author={Suzan Diepstraten Pas and Rob A. de Man and Claudia Mulders and Aggie H. M. M. Balk and Peter T.W. van Hal and Willem W Weimar and Marion P G Koopmans and Albert D M E Osterhaus and Annemiek A. van der Eijk},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2012}
}
We screened 1,200 living heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant recipients for hepatitis E virus infection by reverse transcription PCR. In 12 (1%) patients, hepatitis E virus infection was identified; in 11 patients, chronic infection developed. This immunocompromised population is at risk for hepatitis E virus infection.