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J Pediatr. 2012 May;160(5):871-4.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.028. Epub 2012 Feb 16.

Cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis E infection in a child post-bone marrow transplant.

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Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada. ugur.halac@umontreal.ca

Abstract

Chronic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection occurs in immunosuppressed adults. We detected HEV ribonucleic acid in serum of an adolescent patient who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and subsequently presented with persistently increased aminotransferases and histologic chronic hepatitis, and eventually developed cirrhosis. Phylogenetic analysis revealed these HEV strains were similar to swine genotype 3a, suggesting a possible zoonosis.

PMID:
22341950
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.028
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