Hepatitis E virus infection presenting with paraesthesia

Bennett, S., Li, K. and Gunson, R.N. (2015) Hepatitis E virus infection presenting with paraesthesia. Scottish Medical Journal, 60(2), e27-e29. (doi: 10.1177/0036933015572093) (PMID:25663032)

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Hepatitis E virus infection is an emerging disease in developed countries. Acute and chronic infection has been reported, with chronic infection being increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients. Neurological disorders are an emerging manifestation of both acute and chronic hepatitis E virus infection. We report a 77-year-old female presented with paraesthesia and was found to have abnormal liver function tests. Serology was found to be positive for hepatitis E virus IgM, IgG and RNA. Liver function tests normalised after three weeks and her neurological symptoms completely resolved. To our knowledge, this is the first case in Scotland of hepatitis E virus presenting only with neurological symptoms.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gunson, Dr Rory
Authors: Bennett, S., Li, K., and Gunson, R.N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Scottish Medical Journal
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):2045-6441

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