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Diseases » Hepatitis E » Summary
 

What is Hepatitis E?

What is Hepatitis E?

  • Hepatitis E: Viral liver infection.
  • Hepatitis E: Acute INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans; caused by HEPATITIS E VIRUS, a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus. Similar to HEPATITIS A, its incubation period is 15-60 days and is enterically transmitted, usually by fecal-oral transmission.
    Source - Diseases Database

Hepatitis E: Introduction

Types of Hepatitis E:

Broader types of Hepatitis E:

How many people get Hepatitis E?

Incidence (annual) of Hepatitis E: 0.1 new cases per 100,000 population of Hepatitis E was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Incidence Rate of Hepatitis E: approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 272 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Hepatitis E: This disease is uncommon in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK)

Who gets Hepatitis E?

Profile for Hepatitis E: The disease is most often seen in young to middle aged adults (15-40 years old). Pregnant women appear to be exceptionally susceptible to severe disease, and excessive mortality has been reported in this group. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

How serious is Hepatitis E?

Complications of Hepatitis E: see complications of Hepatitis E
Prognosis of Hepatitis E: The disease usually is mild and resolves in 2 weeks, leaving no sequelae. The fatality rate is 0.1-1% except in pregnant women. This group is reported to have a fatality rate approaching 20%. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Hepatitis E usually resolves on its own over several weeks to months. (Source: excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK)

What causes Hepatitis E?

Causes of Hepatitis E: see causes of Hepatitis E
Cause of Hepatitis E: Feces contamination of food or water.
Risk factors for Hepatitis E: see risk factors for Hepatitis E

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis E?

Symptoms of Hepatitis E: see symptoms of Hepatitis E

Complications of Hepatitis E: see complications of Hepatitis E

Incubation period for Hepatitis E: The incubation period for hepatitis E varies from 2 to 9 weeks. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Duration of Hepatitis E: The disease usually is mild and resolves in 2 weeks, leaving no sequelae. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Can anyone else get Hepatitis E?

More information: see contagiousness of Hepatitis E
Inheritance: see inheritance of Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hepatitis E.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hepatitis E.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hepatitis E: Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hepatitis E.
Treatments for Hepatitis E: see treatments for Hepatitis E
Prevention of Hepatitis E: see prevention of Hepatitis E
Research for Hepatitis E: see research for Hepatitis E

Organs Affected by Hepatitis E:

Organs and body systems related to Hepatitis E include:

Name and Aliases of Hepatitis E

Main name of condition: Hepatitis E

Class of Condition for Hepatitis E: viral

Other names or spellings for Hepatitis E:

Hep E

Hepatitis E: Related Conditions

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