[Initial results of monitoring hepatitis E virus antibodies in selected population groups in the West Bohemia Region. Preliminary report]

Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol. 1996 Sep;45(3):117-8.
[Article in Czech]


The authors examined sera of 269 subjects for the presence of antibodies against the hepatitis E virus. In the group of patients with acute hepatitis (after elimination of hepatitis A, B and C) antibodies were detected in 27.8%, in the group of gypsies with non-hepatic disease in 4.8%, in a group of venereological patients in 2.4%. The conclusions from the preliminary results confirm the circulation of the hepatitis E virus in our population and its importance in the etiology of liver disease, in particular in more advanced age groups.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Czech Republic / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis Antibodies / analysis*
  • Hepatitis E / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis E virus / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Middle Aged
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies


  • Hepatitis Antibodies