Hepatitis E virus is the leading cause of acute viral hepatitis in Lothian, Scotland

@inproceedings{Kokki2016HepatitisEV,
  title={Hepatitis E virus is the leading cause of acute viral hepatitis in Lothian, Scotland},
  author={Inka Kokki and Donald B. Smith and Peter Simmonds and Sandeep Ramalingam and Louise Wellington and L J Willocks and Ing{\'o}lfur Johannessen and Heli Harvala},
  booktitle={New microbes and new infections},
  year={2016}
}
Acute viral hepatitis affects all ages worldwide. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is increasingly recognized as a major cause of acute hepatitis in Europe. Because knowledge of its characteristics is limited, we conducted a retrospective study to outline demographic and clinical features of acute HEV in comparison to hepatitis A, B and C in Lothian over 28 months (January 2012 to April 2014). A total of 3204 blood samples from patients with suspected acute hepatitis were screened for hepatitis A, B and… CONTINUE READING

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