Hepatitis type E in Italy: a seroepidemiological survey. Study Group of Hepatitis E.

@article{Zanetti1994HepatitisTE,
  title={Hepatitis type E in Italy: a seroepidemiological survey. Study Group of Hepatitis E.},
  author={Alessandro Remo Zanetti and George J. Dawson},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={318-20}
}
The seroprevalence of antibodies to HEV was determined in three different Italian populations (volunteer blood donors, normal healthy individuals, and intravenous drug users [IVDUs]). The seroprevalence in the populations ranged from 0.74% to 1.94%, with higher rates among IVDUs and individuals over 40 years of age. None of 35 patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis A but 10 of 153 (6.5%) patients with acute nonA, nonB, nonC hepatitis were found to be positive for anti-HEV antibody. One of… CONTINUE READING

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