Lack of hepatitis E virus infection in HIV patients with advanced immunodeficiency or idiopathic liver enzyme elevations.

@article{Madejn2009LackOH,
  title={Lack of hepatitis E virus infection in HIV patients with advanced immunodeficiency or idiopathic liver enzyme elevations.},
  author={Antonio Madej{\'o}n and Eugenia Vispo and Marcelle Bottecchia and Marta S{\'a}nchez-Carrillo and J. Garc{\'i}a-samaniego and Vicente Soriano},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={895-6}
}
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an enterically transmissible RNA agent that causes self-limited acute hepatitis. Recent reports have highlighted that organ-transplant recipients may develop chronic hepatitis E and progress to cirrhosis. Similar cases could occur in HIV patients. We have investigated 50 HIV-infected individuals with CD4 counts <200 cells/mm(3) and 43 with cryptogenic hepatitis. None of them showed HEV viremia. Thus, HEV infection does not seem to be prevalent in the HIV population… CONTINUE READING