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J Med Virol. 2006 Apr;78(4):473-5.

UK acquired hepatitis E--An emerging problem?

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Department of Gastroenterology, The Heart of England Foundation Trust, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Eight cases of hepatitis E acquired in the UK are reported. These cases presented to an inner city hospital in Birmingham, UK, over a 5-month period in 2005. HEV is considered unusual in the UK and generally occurs after travel to endemic regions. Only five cases of hepatitis E acquired in the UK have been reported in the literature. This series represents an increase in the local incidence of hepatitis E, particularly that of UK-acquired infection. HEV should be considered in all patients with acute hepatitis, irrespective of travel history.

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16482543
DOI:
10.1002/jmv.20564
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