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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

Hepatitis E Virus Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, the Netherlands

Suzan D. Pas, Rob A. de Man, Claudia Mulders, Aggie H.M.M. Balk, Peter T.W. van Hal, Willem Weimar, Marion P.G. Koopmans, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, and Annemiek A. van der EijkComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Table 1

Overview of HEV infections among SOT recipients, the Netherlands, 2000–2011*

SOT group No. recipients HEV infections, no. (%)
Confirmed Chronic
HTX 259 5 (1.9) 5 (1.9)
LungTX 53 1 (1.9) 1 (1.9)
LTX 300 3 (1.0) 3 (1.0)
NTX 574 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
Multiple SOT† 14 2 (14.3) 1 (7.1)
Total 1,200 12 (1.0) 11 (0.9)

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; SOT, solid organ transplant; HTX, heart transplant; lungTX, lung transplant; LTX, liver transplant; NTX, kidney transplant.
†9 NTX–LTX, 4 NTX–HTX, and 1 NTX–lungTx.

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