Hepatitis E virus infection

Presentations

Appropriate Tests

 

Hepatitis E Ab.

Urinalysis; Bilirubin, Aspartate aminotransferase, Alanine aminotransferase, Alkaline phosphatase, Full blood count.

Outbreaks have been described in India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Central and Northern Africa, Peru and Mexico.

Sporadic disease occasionally occurs in non-endemic areas.

See also Hepatic failure, Hepatitis.

Acute hepatitis

 

Prolonged jaundice

Whilst prolonged jaundice can occur, chronic hepatitis does not occur, nor is there a carrier state.

Fulminant hepatitis in pregnancy