We screened 1,200 living heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant recipients for hepatitis E virus infection by reverse transcription PCR. In 12 (1%) patients, hepatitis E virus infection was identified; in 11 patients, chronic infection developed. This immunocompromised population is at risk for hepatitis E virus infection.

dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1805.111712, hdl.handle.net/1765/90657
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Pas, S.D, de Man, R.A, Mulders, C, Balk, A.H.M.M, van Hal, P.Th.W, Weimar, W, … Eijck, A.A. (2012). Hepatitis E virus infection among solid organ transplant recipients, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 18(5), 869–872. doi:10.3201/eid1805.111712