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Severe acute hepatitis E infection presenting with acute abdomen and meningoencephalitis

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title = "Severe acute hepatitis E infection presenting with acute abdomen and meningoencephalitis",
abstract = "We present a case of a 50-year-old man admitted due to acute abdomen, icterus and fever. The patient had a history of sufficiently treated type 2 diabetes and a high daily alcohol consumption, no recent travel history and had a strictly heterosexual and monogamous way of living. A full blood count displayed severe elevated liver enzymes. A CT of the abdomen was performed and revealed steatosis but no acute abdominal pathology. During admission, the patient developed signs of meningoencephalitis. A lumbar puncture was performed, and the cerebrospinal fluid revealed lymphocytic pleocytosis consistent with mild inflammation. Furthermore, hepatitis E was found in the blood and the definitive diagnosis was established. The patient gradually recovered and was discharged within 8 days of admission. To the best of our knowledge, we present the second case describing concomitant hepatitis and meningoencephalitis, resolving spontaneously and not giving rise to sequelae.",
author = "Gynthersen, {Rosa Maja M{\o}hring} and R{\o}nn, {Christian Philip} and Brandt, {Christian Thomas} and Helene Mens",
note = "{\textcopyright} BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
day = "13",
doi = "10.1136/bcr-2020-236922",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
journal = "BMJ Case Reports",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Severe acute hepatitis E infection presenting with acute abdomen and meningoencephalitis

AU - Gynthersen, Rosa Maja Møhring

AU - Rønn, Christian Philip

AU - Brandt, Christian Thomas

AU - Mens, Helene

N1 - © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

PY - 2020/12/13

Y1 - 2020/12/13

N2 - We present a case of a 50-year-old man admitted due to acute abdomen, icterus and fever. The patient had a history of sufficiently treated type 2 diabetes and a high daily alcohol consumption, no recent travel history and had a strictly heterosexual and monogamous way of living. A full blood count displayed severe elevated liver enzymes. A CT of the abdomen was performed and revealed steatosis but no acute abdominal pathology. During admission, the patient developed signs of meningoencephalitis. A lumbar puncture was performed, and the cerebrospinal fluid revealed lymphocytic pleocytosis consistent with mild inflammation. Furthermore, hepatitis E was found in the blood and the definitive diagnosis was established. The patient gradually recovered and was discharged within 8 days of admission. To the best of our knowledge, we present the second case describing concomitant hepatitis and meningoencephalitis, resolving spontaneously and not giving rise to sequelae.

AB - We present a case of a 50-year-old man admitted due to acute abdomen, icterus and fever. The patient had a history of sufficiently treated type 2 diabetes and a high daily alcohol consumption, no recent travel history and had a strictly heterosexual and monogamous way of living. A full blood count displayed severe elevated liver enzymes. A CT of the abdomen was performed and revealed steatosis but no acute abdominal pathology. During admission, the patient developed signs of meningoencephalitis. A lumbar puncture was performed, and the cerebrospinal fluid revealed lymphocytic pleocytosis consistent with mild inflammation. Furthermore, hepatitis E was found in the blood and the definitive diagnosis was established. The patient gradually recovered and was discharged within 8 days of admission. To the best of our knowledge, we present the second case describing concomitant hepatitis and meningoencephalitis, resolving spontaneously and not giving rise to sequelae.

U2 - 10.1136/bcr-2020-236922

DO - 10.1136/bcr-2020-236922

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33318241

VL - 13

JO - BMJ Case Reports

JF - BMJ Case Reports

SN - 1757-790X

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