A CASE OF CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE. HEV INDUCED OR CRYPTOGENIC ?
AbstractHepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is known to cause epidemic outbreaks as well as sporadicdisease in many parts of the world. Clinical presentation of hepatitis E varies from acute ictericviral hepatitis to severe disease with fulminant hepatic failure, and anicteric infection (no jaundicebut with ALT elevation). According to available data HEV infection does not lead to chronicliver failure. We are reporting a case of 37 years old army soldier who was admitted as a case ofHEV induced acute viral Hepatitis. Later he was found to have chronic liver disease (CLD) withpersistence of HEV antibodies and absence of any other detectable cause of CLD.Keywords: HEV ,Persistent HEV Antibodies, Chronic Liver Disease
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