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Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;57(4):e122-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit291. Epub 2013 May 10.

Genotype 4 hepatitis e virus in france: an autochthonous infection with a more severe presentation.

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Hôpital Paul Brousse, AP-HP, Villejuif, France.

Abstract

Among hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections diagnosed in 2011 by the French Reference Centre for HEV, 9 were due to genotype 4, which until recently was limited to Asia. Sequences from autochthonous cases formed a single cluster very similar to Belgian swine sequences. Clinical presentation differed from genotype 3 infections.

KEYWORDS:

HEV; HEV genotype 4; epidemiology; virulence

PMID:
23667262
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit291
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