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Jaundice after Herbage Walking Tour of a 44 Year Old Man

Journal Paper/Review - Jun 3, 2015

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Hepatitis E, jaundice, zoonosis, pork
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Sawatzki M, Haller C, Henz S. Jaundice after Herbage Walking Tour of a 44 Year Old Man. Praxis Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin 2015; 104:635-637.
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Journal Paper/Review (Deutsch)
Journal
Praxis Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin 2015; 104
Publication Date
Jun 3, 2015
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Pages
635-637
Publisher
Hans Huber, Hogrefe (Bern)
Brief description/objective

We report about a 44-year old patient with severe acute hepatitis E after herbage walking-tour. Transmission occurred with ingestion of contaminated herbs. Symptoms were jaundice, dark urine, rheumatic pains and distinctive fatigue. We could document a benign self-limiting course under regular clinical controls. Hepatitis E is a worldwide common cause for acute hepatitis with jaundice. In Switzerland conamination of this autochthonic infection is aquired by consumption of pork and venison (seroprevalence up to 22%). Infection can be without symptoms but also can result in acute liver failure. Extrahepatic symptoms are not uncommon.