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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012


Autochthonous Infections with Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4, France

Philippe ColsonComments to Author , Pauline Romanet, Valérie Moal, Patrick Borentain, Raj Purgus, Alban Benezech, Anne Motte, and René Gérolami
Author affiliations: Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France (P. Colson, P. Romanet, A. Motte); Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille (P. Colson); Hôpital Conception, Marseille (V. Moal, R. Purgus); and Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Conception, Marseille (P. Borentain, A. Benezech, R. Gérolami)

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Table 2

Epidemiologic and clinical findings for case-patients and contacts with HEV infection, Marseille, France, January–March 2011*

Case-patients and contacts, by ID no. Age, y/sex Clinical signs ALT, IU/L† Consumed uncooked pig liver sausage
1 62/M Asthenia, jaundice, nausea 2,124 Yes
1a‡ 57/F None 165 Yes
1b§ 60/M None NA Yes
2 49/M Asthenia, jaundice 138 Yes
2a¶ 46/F None 40 Yes
2b# 51/F None 40 Yes
3 45/F Jaundice 1,696 Yes
4 80/M Asthenia, jaundice 1,885 No
5** 63/M None 340 No
6 68/M Asthenia, fever, jaundice 1,135 Yes
7 54/M Asthenia, jaundice 88 No
8** 58/M None 21 No
9 38/M Asthenia, fever, dark urine 1,554 Yes
10** 52/M None 71 Yes
11 58/M Asthenia, jaundice 2,500 No

*Italics indicate features for contacts of case-patients. HEV, hepatitis E virus; ID, identification; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; NA, not available.
†Upper limit of normal, 40 IU/L.
‡Contact (wife) of case-patient no.1.
§Contact (friend) of case-patient no.1.
¶Contact (friend) of case-patient no.2.
#Contact (sister) of case-patient no.2.
**Kidney transplant recipient.

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