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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

A hospital based study of Hepatitis E by serology


Department of Microbiology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore - 560034, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
H Srinivasa
Department of Microbiology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore - 560034, Karnataka
India
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Hepatitis E virus is recently recognised as an important cause of non-A, non-B hepatitis. A total of 569 serum samples were screened for HEV between April 1997 and March 2000, by a commercially available HEV IgM capture ELISA. The diagnosis was invariably acute viral hepatitis for differential diagnosis of jaundice. The percentage of seropositivity was found to be 18.8% in confirmed Hepatitis E cases.






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