J. Kirk Roberts, MD; Robert T. Whitlock, MD
To the Editors: Water-borne epidemics of enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis, now known as hepatitis E, have been reported in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, the former Soviet Union, and areas of Africa (1), as well as in Mexico (2). To our knowledge, reports of hepatitis E in the United States have been limited to four cases, all in travelers who had visited areas of risk (3, 4).
We recently treated a 35-year-old Bangladeshi man living in New York City, who was found to have hepatitis E after returning from a visit to Bangladesh in June 1991. On 2 August 1991,
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Roberts JK, Whitlock RT. Hepatitis E in a Traveler to Bangladesh. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-1-93_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(1):93.
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