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Prevalence of active hepatitis E virus infection and efficacy of ribavirin treatment in renal allograft recipients

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.43841
Friebus‐Kardash, Justa ; Eisenberger, Ute ; Ackermann, Jessica ; Kribben, Andreas ; Witzke, Oliver ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Rohn, Hana ; Fiedler, Melanie
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 infection frequently progresses to chronic disease with persisting HEV viremia in immunocompromised patients. Here, we evaluated the prevalence of HEV infection in renal allograft recipients and investigated the efficacy and tolerability of ribavirin monotherapy. METHODS: A total of 947 recipients on average 8.7 years post transplant were screened ...

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