Hepatitis E may present with symptoms and signs of viral hepatitis such as jaundice, fatigue, anorexia, malaise, nausea, vomiting, and upper right upper quadrant pain ( hepatic pain).
The most common cause of acute hepatitis is hepatitis E and hepatitis E is not associated with chronic infection.
Hepatitis E is caused by hepatitis E virus which is a calicivirus. Hepatitis E virus is detected by Hepatitis E virus specific IgG or IgM antibody. There is no carrier state in hepatitis E infection.
The common mode of transmission may include fecal oral route. Hepatitis E occurs due to poor sanitation.
The common complication of hepatitis E may include fulminant hepatitis which occur in pregnant women during their third trimester.
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