Hepatitis E A breathtaking virus

Jaron van de Wardt*, Aad Verrips, Carlijn H. S. van Griensven, Jeroen J. J. van Eijk

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We report 3 patients with (sub)acute onset of dyspnea and orthopnea caused by bilateral phrenic neuropathy as a neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) subtype. Excruciating pain, weakness, and atrophy were absent at presentation. All 3 patients were middle-aged men and had serologic evidence of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection (IgM and PCR positive). These patients had no history of liver disease or alcohol abuse. Please see table for patient details.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E39-E41
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology: Clinical Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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