alexa First report of acute autochthonous hepatitis E in Portugal.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Duque V, Ventura C, Seixas D, da Cunha S, MelioSilvestre A

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Abstract Hepatitis E infection is usually a self-limiting disease. In industrialized countries, sporadic cases of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections have been described; their number seems to be increasing in European countries. We report the first human case of autochthonous acute hepatitis E confirmed in Portugal. Patients with acute non-A-C hepatitis should be tested for HEV in Portugal and hepatitis E infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unexplained hepatitis cases.
This article was published in J Infect Dev Ctries and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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