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Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E: Introduction

Hepatitis E: 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 ... 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

Treatments for Hepatitis E

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Hepatitis E: Complications

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Causes of Hepatitis E

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Disease Topics Related To 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...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" bacteria...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" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria...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 poisoning). In fact, it's more likely...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...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 malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of...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 reasons are...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...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hepatitis E

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Hepatitis E: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hepatitis E

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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)

Research about Hepatitis E

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Clinical Trials for Hepatitis E

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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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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Article Excerpts about Hepatitis E

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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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