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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-123

Foetomaternal outcomes of hepatitis E infection outbreak in North India


1 Department of Microbiology, Virology Research Diagnostic Laboratory, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kamla Nehru State Hospital for Mother and Child, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunite A Ganju
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_16_422

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Hepatitis E infection (HEV) in pregnant females, especially in the third trimester is associated with poor foetomaternal outcomes. However, the mechanisms of severe liver injury remain obscure. In a recent HEV outbreak in North India, six pregnant females were detected to be positive for HEV infection with concomitant hepatitis A infection in three pregnant females. None of the pregnant females were positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. The mortality was 50% in pregnant females. In an outbreak, besides, testing for hepatitis markers and understanding the pathogenesis of HEV infection in pregnancy, improving basic hygienic standards is of utmost importance.






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