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Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in Germany, 2013

Huzly, D, Umhau, M, Bettinger, D, Cathomen, T, Emmerich, F, Hasselblatt, P, Hengel, H, Herzog, R, Kappert, O, Maassen, S, Schorb, E, Schulz-Huotari, C, Thimme, R, Unmussig, R, Wenzel, Jürgen J. and Panning, M (2014) Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in Germany, 2013. Euro Surveill 19 (21).

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The reported IgG seroprevalence against hepatitis E virus (HEV) in German blood donations is 6.8%, and HEV RNA detected in 0.08%, but documented evidence for HEV transmission is lacking. We identified two donations from a single donor containing 120 IU HEV RNA/mL plasma and 490 IU/mL. An infectious dose of 7,056 IU HEV RNA was transmitted via apheresis platelets to an immunosuppressed patient who developed chronic HEV. Further, transmission was probable in an immunocompetent child.

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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
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Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Item ID:37533
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