Hepatitis E

Risk Factors

  • Uncommon in western nations, though most common cause of acute hep in developing world
  • Can be sporadic or epidemic
  • Water born w/spread similar to hep a

Symptoms

  • Incubation 3-8w
  • Sx of malaise
  • N
  • Jaundice x ~ 2w
  • Rarely chronic
  • Usually self limited
  • Rarely fulminant