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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;23(2):353-356. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161094.

Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, France.

Abstract

The rate of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E virus (HEV) in transplant recipients is unknown. We identified 60 HEV-positive solid organ transplant patients and retrospectively assessed their blood transfusions for HEV. Seven of 60 patients received transfusions; 3 received HEV-positive blood products. Transfusion is not the major route of infection in this population.

KEYWORDS:

France; blood transfusion; hepatitis E; hepatitis E virus; solid organ transplant patients; viruses

PMID:
28098552
PMCID:
PMC5324811
DOI:
10.3201/eid2302.161094
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