Hepatitis E Virus Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, the Netherlands

Suzan Pas, Rob de Man, Claudia Mulders, Aggie Balk, PTW Hal, Willem Weimar, Marion Koopmans, Ab Osterhaus, Annemiek Baltissen - van der Eijk

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Abstract

We screened 1,200 living heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant recipients for hepatitis E virus infection by reverse transcription PCR. In 12 (1%) patients, hepatitis E virus infection was identified; in 11 patients, chronic infection developed. This immunocompromised population is at risk for hepatitis E virus infection.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)869-872
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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