Previously (before detection of hepatitis E) is disease, with hepatitis C, D, G, was part of the group of so-called hepatitis "neither A nor B".
The mechanism of infection
Sick hepatitis E virus mostly young people
Weather in most cases favorable. The exception is women in the last three months of pregnancy.
What's going on?
From the moment of infection to the onset extends from 14 to 50 days.
Hepatitis E begins gradually with digestive disorders, deterioration of the general state of health, rarely with a brief rise in temperature. After a while, jaundice — yellowing of the mucous membranes, sclera (the protein of the eye), and sometimes — the skin. Unlike hepatitis A, jaundice does not improve the health of patients. After
Unlike other types of viral hepatitis, a severe form of hepatitis E observed a pronounced liver and kidney damage. In hepatitis E are more likely than in hepatitis A, observed moderate and severe forms of the disease.
For hepatitis E is typically difficult for women who are in the second half of pregnancy. In this case, the death of the mother occurs in 40% of cases, and fetal death — almost always.
For this form of hepatitis is not typical of virus and chronic.
Diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis E has been
Assume the presence of hepatitis E can be combined with symptoms of acute hepatitis with features of infection (for stay
Diagnosis is based on laboratory evidence, in particular, in the absence of serum markers of hepatitis A and B. A specific marker for confirming the diagnosis of hepatitis E are antibodies to the hepatitis E virus IgM (
Antiviral treatment hepatitis E is assigned. In this there is no need — in
Sometimes doctors prescribe symptomatic treatment to eliminate the headaches, nausea and other unpleasant symptoms. In addition, it is recommended to avoid alcohol, which can weaken an already damaged liver.