Cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and hepatitis E virus (HEV): Are they related?

Akyuz F., Cavus B., Pinarbasi B., Bozaci M., Baran B., Akyuz U., ...More

Annals of Hepatology, vol.18, no.4, pp.585-589, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aohep.2019.01.007
  • Journal Name: Annals of Hepatology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.585-589
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction and Objectives: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is one of the most common causes of acute hepatitis. In recent years, its role in the development of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis especially in immunosuppressed patients and its wide range of extrahepatic involvement have increased the amount of research on HEV. In this study we aimed to investigate the presence of HEV infection in individuals with cryptogenic cirrhosis.