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Hepatitis E

Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., Juhi Moon, M.D.
Hepatitis E is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • RNA virus transmitted via enteric routes in epidemics and sporadic cases, similar to HAV.
  • Four genotypes (all belong to one serotype) detected in humans, distinct means of transmission suspected.
    • Genotypes 1, 2: predominantly fecal-contaminated water in developing countries worldwide.
    • Genotypes 3, 4: worldwide zoonotic transmission from unclear sources but some significant association with insufficiently cooked game meat or pork products in North America, Western Europe, and Japan.

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Last updated: January 3, 2016


Auwaerter, Paul G, and Juhi Moon. "Hepatitis E." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540267/all/Hepatitis_E.
Auwaerter PG, Moon J. Hepatitis E. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540267/all/Hepatitis_E. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G., & Moon, J. (2016). Hepatitis E. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540267/all/Hepatitis_E
Auwaerter PG, Moon J. Hepatitis E [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540267/all/Hepatitis_E.
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