Open Access Research Article Article ID: AHR-3-111

    Hepatitis E: New Clinical and Public Health Problem on the Western World? Review

    Roberto Focaccia*

    Until recently, the occurrence of Hepatitis E in the western hemisphere did not amount to a clinical  concern, due to its benign and usually sub-clinical evolution, as opposed to Asia and Africa, where large epidemies with high levels of lethality occur. More sensible diagnostic exams have shown a high prevalence of the infection through genotype 3 in the eastern hemisphere, with reports of hepatic infection, cirrhosis, and extremely severe systemic [1-3] and neurological extra-hepatic manifestations, especially on immunosuppressed patients [4- 6]. Hepatitis E: an emerging infection in developed countries [7], suggesting the occurrence of a new and important clinical and public health problem [3,8].


    Published on: Mar 31, 2017 Pages: 19-22

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ahr.000011
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