Volume 17, Number 1—January 2011
Hepatitis E Virus Infection without Reactivation in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients, France
1Based on results from this study, which of the following patients would be anticipated to be at highest risk for acquisition of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection?
A. A 65-year-old man undergoing kidney transplantation
B. A 45-year-old woman undergoing liver transplantation
C. A 76-year-old man 1 year post liver transplant.
D. A 36-year-old woman 6 months post kidney transplant
2A 49-year-old female patient who is HIV positive undergoes a liver transplant. Six months later she is found to be HEV positive. Which of the following factors would increase her risk to evolve to a chronic infection?
A. Alcohol use
B. Female sex
C. Immunocompromise associated with HIV infection
D. Comorbid hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus infection