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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2017 , Volume 31 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.

No molecular evidence of Hepatitis E infection among patients with HIV in Iran



Author(s):  GHAFFARI HADI, TAVAKOLI AHMAD, Javanmard Davod, Mollaei Hamidreza, Mortazavi Helya Sadat, MONAVARI SEYED HAMIDREZA*
* Department of Virology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Brief Communication
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) typically causes an acute selflimited infection in immunocompetent individuals. However, in recent years, multiple studies have demonstrated that immunocompromised patients such as transplant recipients, hematological patients, and HIV-infected patients are prone to acquiring chronic HEV infection and cirrhosis. In fact, chronic HEV infection in these high-risk groups can be considered as an emerging and clinically significant problem (1, 2). In general, HEV RNA-positive serum or stool for 6 months or longer has been suggested as a definition for chronic hepatitis E (3)...
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