2022
DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.624
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Hepatitis E in a Portuguese cohort of human immunodeficiency virus positive patients: High seroprevalence but no chronic infections

Abstract: Introduction: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection causes zoonotic hepatitis in Europe, with a higher risk of complications in immunocompromised hosts. HEV natural history in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients is not fully understood, and its prevalence is unknown.Objectives: To study the seroprevalence of HEV and prevalence of chronic HEV in HIV-positive patients from Porto, Portugal.Methods: We randomly selected patients from the cohort of HIV-positive patients followed in our hospital. We per… Show more

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“…Both acute and chronic hepatitis E have both been described in PLWH, especially among MSM [71][72][73] and in the subset of patients with low CD4 counts, respectively 72 . However, to date, there is no evidence in favor of sexual HEV transmission 74,75 .…”
Section: Hepatitis Ementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Both acute and chronic hepatitis E have both been described in PLWH, especially among MSM [71][72][73] and in the subset of patients with low CD4 counts, respectively 72 . However, to date, there is no evidence in favor of sexual HEV transmission 74,75 .…”
Section: Hepatitis Ementioning
confidence: 99%