Evidence of hepatitis E virus transmission by renal graft.

TitleEvidence of hepatitis E virus transmission by renal graft.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPourbaix A, Ouali N, Soussan P, Afonso AM, Peraldi M-, Rondeau E, Peltier J
JournalTransplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society//Transpl Infect Dis
Date Published2017
ISBN Number1399-30621398-2273
Other Numbersd1d, 100883688

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) can cause chronic infection among immunocompromised patients, especially solid organ transplant recipients, and can evolve to cirrhosis. Several modes of transmission are known. Here we describe the first two cases, to our knowledge, of HEV infection transmitted by a kidney graft from the same infected donor that led to chronic hepatitis. Consequently, systematic screening of donors by HEV serology and HEV RNA detection by polymerase chain reaction, particularly in endemic regions, should be considered., Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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