In 1985, Glynn et al. [Journal of Medical Virology 17 : 371-375] reported on epidemic viral hepatitis in Qatar and concluded that 72% (91/126) had acute enterically transmitted non-A, non-B viral hepatitis (ET-NANBH).
Most of the patients (98%) presented within 8 weeks of arrival in Qatar and were migrant workers from the Indian subcontinent.
The data was reanalysed for evidence of infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV).
Seventyeight of 91 (86%) of stored sera were still suitable for analysis since collection in 1981.
A newly described enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for both IgG and IgM anti-HEV was used (Abbott Laboratories, Delkenheim, Germany) ; 59/78 (76%) were positive for either or both assays.
All but two were from the Indian subcontinent.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Travailleur étranger, Katar, Asie, Prévalence, Hépatite virale ni A ni B, Virose, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Hépatite virale E
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Foreign worker, Qatar, Asia, Prevalence, Non A non B viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Cote : 94-0681100
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.