Hepatitis E superinfection produces severe decompensation in patients with chronic liver disease.

@article{Ramachandran2004HepatitisES,
  title={Hepatitis E superinfection produces severe decompensation in patients with chronic liver disease.},
  author={Jeyamani Ramachandran and Chundamannil Eapen Eapen and Gagandeep Kang and P. Charly Abraham and Darius D J Hubert and George Kurian and Julie Hephzibah and Ashis Mukhopadhya and George M. Chandy},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={134-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The adverse effect of acute hepatitis A in chronic liver disease is well known. The outcome of acute hepatitis E in chronic liver disease has not been extensively studied. The present study aimed to examine the clinical profile and outcome of patients with chronic liver disease and hepatitis E virus (HEV) superinfection, and the seroprevalence of hepatitis A and E infections in patients with chronic liver disease and controls in India. METHODS A retrospective study of… CONTINUE READING

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