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Prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients - A single-center experience

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.37521
Hoerning, André ; Hegen, Bianca ; Wingen, Anne-Margret ; Cetiner, Metin ; Lainka, Elke ; Kathemann, Simone ; Fiedler, Melanie ; Timm, Jörg ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Hoyer, Peter F. ; Gerner, Patrick
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Abstract

HEV infection appears to be an emerging disease in industrialized countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of HEV infection in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. One hundred and twenty‐four pediatric recipients of liver (n = 41) or kidney (n = 83) transplants aged between one and 18 yr were screened for anti‐HEV IgG antibodies. Patients were tested for fecal HEV ...

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