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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-106

Prolonged jaundice attributed to super infection of hepatitis E virus in a case of resolving leptospirosis


1 Department of Virology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab - 160 012, India
2 Department of Hepatology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab - 160 012, India

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R K Ratho
Department of Virology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.93067

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India is endemic for both Leptospira and hepatitis E virus (HEV). The clinical presentations of these diseases have overlapping features. We report a case of superinfection of HEV in a patient with resolving leptospirosis with underlying Hodgkin lymphoma. The diagnosis of HEV in our case was established by HEV-RNA PCR as our patient was immunosuppressed. The present study highlights the need for molecular diagnosis in the case of HEV infection with strong clinical suspicion and negative serological results.






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