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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-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

Treatments for Hepatitis E

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Wrongly Diagnosed with 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 may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is 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" 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" 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. 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 more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. 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, more »

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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

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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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Hepatitis E: Broader Related Topics

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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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