Scientific article

Hepatitis E in Children: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Hepatology Committee

Published inJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, vol. 63, no. 2, p. 288-294
Publication date2016

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in large parts of the developing world. Waterborne transmission of genotypes 1 or 2 commonly causes acute hepatitis, which is usually self-limited in healthy individuals. In addition, acute HEV infections also occur outside endemic areas, mostly related to foodborne transmission of HEV genotype 3. A growing number of publications in the last decade have reported chronic infection progressing to cirrhosis in immunosuppressed patients. It has also been suggested that HEV transmission may occur via contaminated blood products. This publication aims to provide recommendations for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of HEV infection, particularly in children after solid organ transplantation.

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FISCHLER, Björn et al. Hepatitis E in Children: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Hepatology Committee. In: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2016, vol. 63, n° 2, p. 288–294. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001231
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