Jaundice after Herbage Walking Tour of a 44 Year Old Man
Journal Paper/Review - Jun 3, 2015
Sawatzki Mikael, Haller Christoph, Henz Samuel
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.