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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2012; 3(3): 81-84

An Outbreak Of Acute Hepatitis Caused By Hepatitis E Virus In Surendranagar

Dr.Bhaskar Thakkar*, Dr.Miral Dalsania**, Dr A. S. Agnihotri***, Dr. J. R. Joshi****.

Background: Objective : To study clinical presentation and various laboratory parameters of acute viral hepatits caused by Hepatitis E virus in surndranagar district. Study Design : Retrospective cross sectional study was carried out from Jan 2011 to March 2011. Data of 1500 patients were collected and analysed. Result : In this study majority of patients had higher Serum bilirubin and SGPT level. Serum bilirubin in patients was ranging from 1mg/dL to 45 mgdL . SGPT was also higher ranging from 15 IU/L to >4000 IU/L. HEV Ig M by ELISA method was positive in 95% of all advised cases. They had symptoms of acute viral hepatitis like nausea, abdominal pain, jaundice, diarrhea and vomiting. Conclution : In this outbreak of acute viral hepatitis Hepatits E virus was an important attributing factor. Hepatitis E virus was transmitted through feco – oral rout. Patients’ symptoms were similar to other viral hepatitis.[Thakkar B et al NJIRM 2012; 3(3) : 81-84]

Key words: Hepatitis E virus, Serum bilirubin, SGPT.

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