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Romanian Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol. XV, No. 1, Year 2012
ISSN 1454-3389  |  e-ISSN 2069-6051
ISSN-L 1454-3389
DOI: 10.37897/RJID

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HEPATITIS E VIRUS INFECTION IN HIV-INFECTED PERSONS

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ABSTRACT

To determine whether hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a cause of hepatitis among HIV-infected persons, we evaluated 1985-2009 data for US military beneficiaries. Evidence of acute or prior HEV infection was detected for 7 (4%) and 5 (3%) of 194 HIV-infected persons, respectively. HEV might be a cause of acute hepatitis among HIV-infected persons.

Key words: hepatitis E, HIV

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