Hepatites Virais 2018
Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a significant cause of
morbidity and mortality, representing an important global
health problem. Our understanding of HEV has changed
completely over the past decade. Previously, HEV was thought
to be limited to certain developing countries. We now know
that HEV is endemic in most high-income countries and is
largely a zoonotic infection. Given the paradigm shift in our
understanding of zoonotic HEV and that locally acquired HEV
is now the commonest cause of acute viral hepatitis in many
European countries, the focus of these Clinical Practice
Guidelines will be on HEV genotype 3 (and 4).
2018 European Association for the Study of the Liver. Published by
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