Acute Myopericarditis due to Hepatitis E Virus Infection: The First Reported Case in the Western HemisphereTimothy Dougherty, Showkat Bashir, Mahmuda Khan Jason Adam and Marie Borum*
Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marie L. Borum
MD, EdD, MPH Professor of Medicine Director
Division of Gastroenterology and Liver
Diseases George Washington University
Washington, D.C., USA
Received date: December 28, 2015 Accepted date: January 28, 2016 Published date: February 5, 2016
Citation: Dougherty T, Bashir S, Adam MKJ, Borum M (2016) Acute Myopericarditis due to Hepatitis E Virus Infection: The First Reported Case in the Western Hemisphere. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:386. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000386
Copyright: © 2016 Dougherty T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hepatitis E is a single stranded RNA virus endemic to parts of Asia and Africa. Presentation ranges from asymptomatic to fulminant . Extrahepatic manifestations include acute pancreatitis, Guillain- Barre syndrome, neuralgic amyotrophy, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, glomerulonephritis, and mixed cryoglobulinemia.