Identifications of polyphyletic variants in acute hepatitis suggest an underdiagnosed circulation of hepatitis E virus in Argentina.

@article{Munn2011IdentificationsOP,
  title={Identifications of polyphyletic variants in acute hepatitis suggest an underdiagnosed circulation of hepatitis E virus in Argentina.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Silvina Munn{\'e} and Nancy Rosana Altabert and Sara Noem{\'i} Vladimirsky and Rita Moreiro and Lucio Oscar Otegui Mares and Sonia Soledad Soto and Leonardo Sergio Brajterman and Ra{\'u}l Enrique Castro and Jorge Enrique Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={138-41}
}
BACKGROUND In recent years, an increasing number of infections with genotype 3 hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been reported in western countries. Data in South America, however, are still scarce. Swine and human variants previously described in Argentina are closely related to a human Austrian one. OBJECTIVE To identify whether HEV is still circulating in Argentina. STUDY DESIGN Sera and stool samples from adults and children with unexplained acute liver disease referred to our center during… CONTINUE READING

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