First report of chronic hepatitis E in renal transplant recipients in Portugal

  • Filipe Breda Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Joana Cochicho Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • João Rodrigo Mesquita Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Ana Bento Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Rui Pedro Oliveira Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Emília Louro Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Maria São José Nascimento Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Jorge Leitão Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Henrique Vieira Gomes Kidney Transplantation Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Armando Carvalho Liver Disease Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Keywords: hepatitis E virus, immunosuppression, renal transplantation, chronic hepatitis E

Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection can be responsible for chronic hepatitis in immunocompromised patients, and can rapidly evolve into fibrosis and/or hepatic cirrhosis. We present two cases of chronic hepatitis E, emphasizing the need to be aware of this entity as a growing etiology of hepatitis in transplant and immunocompromised patients.

Published
2014-12-15
How to Cite
1.
Breda F, Cochicho J, Mesquita JR, Bento A, Oliveira RP, Louro E, Nascimento MSJ, Leitão J, Gomes HV, Carvalho A (2014) First report of chronic hepatitis E in renal transplant recipients in Portugal. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:1639-1642. doi: 10.3855/jidc.4637
Section
Case Reports