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Hepatitis E virus infection during pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, June 2020
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Hepatitis E virus infection during pregnancy
Published in
Virology Journal, June 2020
DOI 10.1186/s12985-020-01343-9
Pubmed ID

Chunchen Wu, Xiaoxue Wu, Jianbo Xia


Hepatitis E virus (HEV) generally causes self-limiting viral hepatitis. However, in pregnant women, HEV infection can be severe and has been associated with up to 30% mortality in the third trimester. Additionally, HEV infection in pregnancy is also associated with high rates of preterm labor and vertical transmission. HEV is now recognized as a global health problem in both developing and industrialized countries. HEV can be transmitted via the fecal-oral route, zoonotic route, and blood transfusion route. An altered immune status, hormonal levels, and viral factors may be related to the severity of the disease. Currently, no established treatment is available for HEV in pregnant women. A Chinese vaccine has been demonstrated to be protective against HEV in the general population and seems to be safe in pregnancy; however, its safety and efficacy in a large population of pregnant women remain to be determined. This review summarizes the current knowledge about HEV infection during pregnancy and focuses on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, mechanisms underlying severe liver injury, and management and prevention of HEV infection during pregnancy. Considering that HEV infection during pregnancy may result in poor outcomes, screening for and monitoring HEV infection early in pregnancy should be taken into account. In addition, a better understanding of the pathogenesis will help to develop potential treatment strategies targeting HEV infection in pregnancy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Researcher 3 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 12 41%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 12 41%

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