Hepatitis E virus infection after platelet transfusion in an immunocompetent trauma patient

Emmanuelle Loyrion, Thibaut Trouve-Buisson, Patricia Pouzol, Sylvie Larrat, Thomas Decaens, Jean Francois Payen

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Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection causes acute liver disease, but severe infections are rare in immunocompetent patients. We describe a case of HEV infection in a previously healthy male trauma patient in France who received massive transfusions. Genotyping confirmed HEV in a transfused platelet pool and the donor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Loyrion, E., Trouve-Buisson, T., Pouzol, P., Larrat, S., Decaens, T., & Payen, J. F. (2017). Hepatitis E virus infection after platelet transfusion in an immunocompetent trauma patient. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(1), 146-147. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2301.160923