A Neurological Complication of Hepatitis E –  a Case Study

Authors: L. Petroušová 1;  L. Rožnovský 1;  J. Mrázek 2;  A. Kloudová 2;  P. Vašíčková 3;  I. Woznicová 4
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika infekčního lékařství LF OU a FN Ostrava 1;  Oddělení molekulární biologie, Zdravotní ústav se sídlem v Ostravě 2;  Výzkumný ústav veterinárního lékařství, v. v. i., Brno 3;  Neurologická klinika LF OU a FN Ostrava 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(2): 220-222
Category: Case Report


Neurological complications of acute hepatitis E are relatively rare. The case report describes mono­neuropatia multiplex with aseptic meningitis in a 52‑year‑ old immunocompetent man. Viral hepatitis E was confirmed serologically and by polymerase chain reaction from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (genotype 3f). Symp­tomatic treatment was given. Residual neurological deficit persisted six months after the onset of the disease. Dia­gnostic of hepatitis E should be considered in patients with concurrent neurological symp­toms and liver cytolysis.

Key words:
hepatitis E – mononeuropatia multiplex

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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