Farrukh Saeed, Raheel Iftikhar, Mohsin Saif


Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is known to cause epidemic outbreaks as well as sporadic
disease in many parts of the world. Clinical presentation of hepatitis E varies from acute icteric
viral hepatitis to severe disease with fulminant hepatic failure, and anicteric infection (no jaundice
but with ALT elevation). According to available data HEV infection does not lead to chronic
liver failure. We are reporting a case of 37 years old army soldier who was admitted as a case of
HEV induced acute viral Hepatitis. Later he was found to have chronic liver disease (CLD) with
persistence of HEV antibodies and absence of any other detectable cause of CLD.
Keywords: HEV ,Persistent HEV Antibodies, Chronic Liver Disease


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