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 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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