High prevalence of hepatitis E antibodies in pregnant Egyptian women.

@article{Stoszek2006HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of hepatitis E antibodies in pregnant Egyptian women.},
  author={Sonia Karolina Stoszek and Mohamed Abdel-Hamid and Doa'a A Saleh and Sherif El Kafrawy and Shaker Narooz and Yousry A. Hawash and Fatma M. Shebl and Mai El Daly and Ahmed Attia Said and Enas Kassem and Nabiel Mikhail and Ronald E Engle and M. Sayed and Soraya Sharaf and Alan D. Fix and Suzanne U. Emerson and Robert H. Purcell and G. Thomas Strickland},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          95-101
        }
}
The epidemiology of hepatitis E virus (HEV), an enterically-transmitted cause of acute viral hepatitis (AVH), is not fully understood. During outbreaks on the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere, HEV causes severe AVH with mortality rates around 20% during pregnancy. In Egypt, where prevalence of HEV antibodies (anti-HEV) in rural communities is very high, severe HEV-caused AVH in pregnant women has not been reported. This study examined a cohort of 2,428 pregnant women in the Nile Delta to… CONTINUE READING

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