Hepatitis E

Common Name(s)

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis E virus, transmitted mainly through contaminated drinking water. Hepatitis E is most prevalent in East and South Asia, though it is found worldwide. It is usually a self-limiting infection and resolves within 4-6 weeks, though sometimes it may develop into a suddenly severe form in which acute liver failure occurs. Common signs and symptoms of hepatitis include jaundice, loss of appetite, an enlarged, tender liver, abdominal pain and tenderness, nausea and vomiting, and fever.

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World Hepatitis Alliance

The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella NGO. Our membership is composed of over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world. We are patient-led and patient-driven, and in this way, we are the global voice for the 500 million people worldwide living with viral hepatitis. Through better awareness, prevention, care, support and access to treatment, our ultimate goal is to work with governments to eradicate these diseases from the planet.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hepatitis E" for support, advocacy or research.

World Hepatitis Alliance

The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella NGO. Our membership is composed of over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world. We are patient-led and patient-driven, and in this way, we are the global voice for the 500 million people worldwide living with viral hepatitis. Through better awareness, prevention, care, support and access to treatment, our ultimate goal is to work with governments to eradicate these diseases from the planet.

http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/en/

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Hepatitis E" returned 677 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ribavirin for chronic hepatitis E virus infection.
 

Author(s): Nassim Kamar, Vincent Mallet, Jacques Izopet

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jun;370(25):2447-8.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in Germany, 2013.
 

Author(s): D Huzly, M Umhau, D Bettinger, T Cathomen, F Emmerich, P Hasselblatt, H Hengel, R Herzog, O Kappert, S Maassen, E Schorb, C Schulz-Huotari, R Thimme, R Unmüssig, J J Wenzel, M Panning

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The reported IgG seroprevalence against hepatitis E virus (HEV) in German blood donations is 6.8%, and HEV RNA detected in 0.08%, but documented evidence for HEV transmission is lacking. We identified two donations from a single donor containing 120 IU HEV RNA/mL plasma and 490 IU/mL. ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014

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Evaluation of Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio in patients with chronic hepatitis B.
 

Author(s): C Demir, M Demir

Journal: Prague Med Rep. 2013 ;114(4):239-45.

 

Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a chronic inflammatory viral disorder. Several studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-e) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarisation and that increased Tp-e interval and ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Hepatitis E" returned 35 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An update on hepatitis B, D, and E viruses.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Price

Journal: Top Antivir Med. 2014 Jan;21(5):157-63.

 

Although newer and more effective treatments are now available for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, non-HCV viral hepatitis remains an important cause of liver disease, especially among HIV-infected individuals. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of cirrhosis worldwide, ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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Zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus in industrialized countries.
 

Author(s): Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Eleonora Ponterio, Giorgia Angeloni, Marcello Trevisani, Fabio Ostanello

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2013 Oct;36(4):331-44.

 

Hepatitis E is an infectious viral disease with clinical and morphological features of acute hepatitis. The disease represents an important public health problem in developing countries, where it is often related to outbreaks mainly associated with consumption of contaminated water. ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2013

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Hepatitis E virus: foodborne, waterborne and zoonotic transmission.
 

Author(s): Danielle M Yugo, Xiang-Jin Meng

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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for epidemics and endemics of acute hepatitis in humans, mainly through waterborne, foodborne, and zoonotic transmission routes. HEV is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus classified in the family Hepeviridae and encompasses four known ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E in People With an Organ Transplant
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hepatitis E

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2014

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Phase Ⅳ Clinical Trial of Recombinant Hepatitis E Vaccine(Hecolin®)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hepatitis E

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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A Trial of Ribavirin in Patients With ACLF Due to Hepatitis E Virus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute on Chronic Hepatic Failure; Liver Failure; Hepatitis E Infection

 

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2012

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