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Acute hepatitis E infection as a cause of unexplained neurological symptoms.

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Acute hepatitis E infection as a cause of unexplained neurological symptoms.

BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jul 17;2018:

Authors: Blayney L, Morrish P

Abstract
Neurological disease is the most common extrahepatic manifestation of autochthonous infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV). The association between acute neurological symptoms and hepatitis E is not well known, and hence HEV testing is often omitted. This case describes aberrant neurology in a 35-year-old woman with a background of HEV infection, highlighting the need for increased awareness of acute hepatitis E infection as a cause of unexplained neurological illness.

PMID: 30018033 [PubMed – in process]

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