Hepatitis E: Introduction
The disease caused by HEV is called hepatitis E, or enterically transmitted non-A non-B hepatitis (ET-NANBH). Other names include fecal-oral non-A non-B hepatitis,and A-like ... more about Hepatitis E.
Hepatitis E: Viral liver infection.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Hepatitis E is available below.
Symptoms of Hepatitis E
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symptoms of Hepatitis E
Treatments for Hepatitis E
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Causes of Hepatitis E
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Hepatitis E: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hepatitis E
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon...read more »
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Hepatitis E: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Hepatitis E
Prognosis for 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)
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Clinical Trials for Hepatitis E
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hepatitis E include:
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Prevention of Hepatitis E
Prevention information for Hepatitis E has been compiled from various data sources
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Hepatitis E.
- Avoid exposure to HepE
- Take precautions when travelling:
- Drink bottled water
- Avoid ice cubes
- more preventions...»
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Statistics for Hepatitis E
Hepatitis E: Broader Related Topics
Types of Hepatitis E
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The disease caused by HEV is called hepatitis E, or enterically transmitted non-A non-B hepatitis (ET-NANBH). Other names include fecal-oral non-A non-B hepatitis,and A-like non-A non-B hepatitis.
Note: This disease should not be confused with hepatitis C, also called parenterally transmitted non-A non-B hepatitis (PT-NANBH), or B-like non-A non-B hepatitis, which is a common cause of hepatitis in the U.S.
(Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)
Definitions of 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.
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