Immunological alterations in pregnant women with acute hepatitis E.

  title={Immunological alterations in pregnant women with acute hepatitis E.},
  author={Rekha Pal and Rakesh Aggarwal and Subhash R. Naik and Vineeta Das and Siddharth K Das and S Naik},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={20 7},
BACKGROUND Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of acute viral hepatitis in several developing countries. Although usually self-limiting and benign, the disease is particularly severe among pregnant women, with mortality rates reaching 15-20%. METHODS Immune parameters among pregnant women with acute hepatitis E (P-HEV) were investigated and compared with those in non-pregnant patients with hepatitis E (N-HEV), and healthy pregnant (PC) and non-pregnant (NPC) women… CONTINUE READING


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