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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2016;160:D107.

[Neurological symptoms with a hepatitis E virus infection].

[Article in Dutch]

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Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, 's Hertogenbosch.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Infection with hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV3) is an emerging zoonosis in the industrialized world. The infection usually proceeds asymptomatically. Extrahepatic sequelae including neurological symptoms have been described.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

A 52-year-old man presented at the emergency department with pain, muscle weakness and sensory disorders in both shoulders and arms. He was found to have bilateral neuralgic amyotrophy accompanying an HEV3 infection.

CONCLUSION:

An HEV3 infection can have neurological sequelae, but very little is known about its incidence and spectrum of symptoms.

PMID:
27378260
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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