Clinical burden of hepatitis E virus infection in a tertiary care center in Flanders, Belgium.

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BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is increasingly recognized as a cause of hepatitis in developed countries. A high HEV IgG seroprevalence in humans and pigs is reported as well as sporadic clinical cases of autochtonous HEV but there are currently no data available on the clinical burden of HEV in Belgium. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the actual clinical burden of HEV infections in our tertiary care center in Flanders, Belgium. STUDY DESIGN: In the setting of Ghent University Hospital, patients were assessed for the presence of HEV IgG an…

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