Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
A Rare Case of Hepatitis E Causing Chronic Liver Disease
Dr. Aravind S, Dr. Sulthan Raslin Salih, Dr. Muhammed Shareef Thenath, Dr. Rakesh T. R., Th Bhimo Singh
Abstract: Introduction Hepatitis E is a form of viral hepatitis caused by Hepatitis E virus. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a single-stranded RNA virus in the Hepeviridae family with five genotypes. Until recently hepatitis E was considered as an acute self-limiting disease. Reports of chronic HEV infection have been limited to immunosuppressed patients who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) -positive, have hematological malignancies, or are solid-organ transplant recipients. Case Report We report a case of hepatitis E causing chronic liver disease in a 25 year old immunocompetent male. Disease presented with fever and jaundice with a travel history to endemic region. Conclusion. This case highlights the importance of suspecting chronic HEV infection in patients with unexplained chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis even in an immunocompetent patient.
Keywords: Hepatitis E, CLD, HEV RNA, IgG Anti HEV, Jaundice
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,
Pages: 1458 - 1459
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Dr. Aravind S, Dr. Sulthan Raslin Salih, Dr. Muhammed Shareef Thenath, Dr. Rakesh T. R., Th Bhimo Singh, "A Rare Case of Hepatitis E Causing Chronic Liver Disease", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV151501, Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015, 1458 - 1459
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