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Klassisk og ekstrahepatisk præsentation af akut hepatitis E

Kasper Gaardsted Mortensen1, Maya Svenningsen2 & Steffen Leth2 1) Medicinsk Afdeling, Regionshospitalet Herning 2) Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V08180592

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V08180592

Kasper Gaardsted Mortensen, Maya Svenningsen & Steffen Leth:

Classical and extrahepatic presentation of acute hepatitis E infection

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V10180669

In this case report, we present two Danish patients with hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. In both cases, the route of transmission remained unclear. The infection led to typical symptoms in one case, whereas the other patient experienced neurological symptoms. Both patients recovered without treatment. This report provides a brief overview of our current knowledge of HEV infection and shows the importance of the infection as a differential diagnosis in patients, who present with elevated liver enzyme concentrations and extrahepatic symptoms despite lack of known relevant exposition.

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