Hepatitis E Virus seroprevalence and chronic infections in patients with HIV, Switzerland.

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Title
Hepatitis E Virus seroprevalence and chronic infections in patients with HIV, Switzerland.
Journal
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author(s)
Kenfak-Foguena A., Schöni-Affolter F., Bürgisser P., Witteck A., Darling K.E., Kovari H., Kaiser L., Evison J.M., Elzi L., Gurter-De La Fuente V., Jost J., Moradpour D., Abravanel F., Izpopet J., Cavassini M.
Working group(s)
Data Center of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Lausanne, Switzerland
ISSN
1080-6059 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1080-6040
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
17
Number
6
Pages
1074-1078
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We screened 735 HIV-infected patients in Switzerland with unexplained alanine aminotransferase elevation for hepatitis E virus (HEV) immunoglobulin G. Although HEV seroprevalence in this population is low (2.6%), HEV RNA can persist in patients with low CD4 cell counts. Findings suggest chronic HEV infection should be considered as a cause of persistent alanine aminotransferase elevation.
Keywords
Antibodies, Viral/blood, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Chronic Disease, Female, HIV Infections/complications, Hepatitis E/complications, Hepatitis E/epidemiology, Hepatitis E virus/genetics, Hepatitis E virus/immunology, Humans, Immunoglobulin G/blood, Male, Risk Factors, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Switzerland/epidemiology, Viral Load
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Web of science
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Yes
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