Hepatitis E virus infection


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


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