Open Access Opinion Article ID: AHR-3-109

    Hepatitis E: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges

    Mohammad K Parvez*

    Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a globally important water and foodborne pathogen of acute and chronic hepatitis E [1,2]. HEV infection may be symptomatic or asymptomatic that has affected about one-third of world population with a case fatality rate of 1-2%, including 20-30% of infected pregnant women [3-5]. Though inherently hepatotropic causing fulminant liver failure and cirrhosis, HEV has recently evolved with extra hepatic manifestations where biochemical/serological evidence of infection is often modest or absent [6-8].


    Published on: Mar 7, 2017 Pages: 10-12

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ahr.000009
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