Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in a 'nonhyperendemic' country.

TitleTransfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in a 'nonhyperendemic' country.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBoxall E., Herborn A., Kochethu G., Pratt G., Adams D., Ijaz S., Teo C.
Journal//Transfus Med
Pagination79 - 83
Date Published2006
ISBN Number0958-7578
Other Numbersbu7, 9301182
Keywords'post-donation illness', 'transfusion-transmitted infection', hepatitis E

SUMMARY: Indigenous hepatitis E is increasingly recognized in developed countries, where it may be a zoonosis. We describe the first case of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in the UK from a blood donor who had no history of recent travel abroad., Follow-up of the donor and recipients of the blood products was carried out using serological and molecular techniques., Acute hepatitis E was transmitted to one of two recipients. The infected patient would have received a larger volume of the donor's plasma. HEV subgenomic sequences carried by the donor and recipient were identical., This is the first case of post-transfusion hepatitis E in the UK. Secondary transmission of hepatitis E indigenous to a nonhyperendemic country may occur by blood transfusion. It is important that blood donors inform the transfusion service of all post-donation illnesses so that appropriate interventions can take place., Copyright (C) 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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