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Transmission af hepatitis E i Danmark

Lindberg, Jens ; Böttiger, Blenda LU ; Norder, Heléne and Christensen, Peer Brehm LU (2009) In Ugeskrift for Laeger 171(26). p.200-2199
Abstract

A case of acute hepatitis due to hepatitis E virus genotype 3 was diagnosed by serology and genomic sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated a strain identical to one isolated from a Swedish pig, which supports the hypothesis that swine serves as reservoirs for HEV infection. The patient did not have any recent travel history, had experienced no contact with animals and the origin of the infection remained unknown. We emphasize that health personnel should be aware of acute hepatitis E even among patients without a travel history.

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Hepatitis E transmission in Denmark
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Acute Disease, Adult, Animals, Denmark, Disease Reservoirs/virology, Genotype, Hepatitis E/genetics, Hepatitis E virus/genetics, Humans, Male, Phylogeny, Sweden, Swine
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Ugeskrift for Laeger
volume
171
issue
26
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2 pages
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Den Almindelige Danske Lægeforening
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  • scopus:68949218349
  • pmid:19671402
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0041-5782
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Danish
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