Hepatitis E virus and neurological disorders.

Hepatitis E virus and neurological disorders.
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Mclean BN, Gulliver J, Dalton HR,


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Mclean BN, Gulliver J, Dalton HR,

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Practical neurology 2017 06 24() pii practneurol-2016-001588
Abstract

Hepatitis E is the most common cause of hepatitis worldwide. While originally considered a disease of developing countries, it is increasingly recognised in developed countries, probably related to contaminated pork meat, and where infection is often asymptomatic. However, several non-liver manifestations have become apparent, the most important of which are neurological, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP)), neuralgic amyotrophy and meningoencephalitis. We recommend testing all patients with AIDP and neuralgic amyotrophy for hepatitis E and consider testing any patient with an unexplained neurological illness and abnormal liver function tests for the virus.

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