Chronic Hepatitis E Virus Infection in a Pediatric Female Liver Transplant Recipient

  • A. M. Passos-Castilho, G. Porta, I. K. Miura, R. P. S. Pugliese, V. L. B. Danesi, A. Porta, T. Guimaraes, J. Seda, E. Antunes, C. F. H. Granato
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology, October 2014, ASM Journals
  • DOI: 10.1128/jcm.02286-14

Chronic Hepatitis E in a Pediatric Transplant Recipient

What is it about?

We describe a case of chronic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in a 13-year-old female liver transplant recipient with recurrent increased aminotransferase levels and acute cellular rejection. This finding demonstrates that chronic HEV infection can occur and should be further investigated in immunocompromised patients in Latin America.

Why is it important?

To our knowledge, this is the first report of chronic and/or pediatric HEV infection in Latin America.

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