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Chronic Hepatitis After Hepatitis E Virus Infection in a Patient With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Taking Rituximab

Laurence Ollier, MD; Nathalie Tieulie, MD; Frédérick Sanderson, MD; Philippe Heudier, MD; Valérie Giordanengo, MD, PhD; Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, MD, PhD; and Elisabeth Nicand, MD
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From Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Nice, Hôpital de l'Archet, 06202 Nice Cedex 3, France, and Centre National de Référence Virus de l'Hépatite E, Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées du Val-de-Grâce, 75230 Paris Cedex 5, France.


Acknowledgment: The authors thank the personnel of the Laboratoire d'Anatomie-Pathologique du CHU de Nice for technical assistance and Dr. Fanny Vandebos for examination of the liver biopsy.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.


Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(6):430-431. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-6-200903170-00026
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Course of biochemical and virologic parameters in the patient from June 2007 to May 2008.

The black arrows under the box show the dates when HEV RNA was screened; every time, the reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction result was positive in serum or stool. The white arrow starts at the date when HEV IgM appeared. ALT = alanine aminotransferase; AST = aspartate aminotransferase; [ggr ]-GT = [ggr ]-glutamyltransferase; HEV = hepatitis E virus.

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