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Hepatitis E Virus Infection after Platelet Transfusion in an Immunocompetent Trauma Patient.

Authors
  • Loyrion, Emmanuelle
  • Trouve-Buisson, Thibaut
  • Pouzol, Patricia
  • Larrat, Sylvie
  • Decaens, Thomas
  • Payen, Jean-François
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
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HAL
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English
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Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection causes acute liver disease, but severe infections are rare in immunocompetent patients. We describe a case of HEV infection in a previously healthy male trauma patient in France who received massive transfusions. Genotyping confirmed HEV in a transfused platelet pool and the donor.

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