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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2011, Article ID 654792, 6 pages
Case Report

Chronic Hepatitis E Infection Resulting in Graft Failure in a Liver Transplant Tourist

1Liver Transplant Service, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
2Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
3Defence Science Organisation, Singapore 118230
4Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608

Received 26 April 2011; Accepted 18 May 2011

Academic Editors: B. H. Ozdemir, M. Sadeghi, and Y. Sato

Copyright © 2011 Hui-Hui Tan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hepatitis E, usually an acute hepatitis in the immunocompetent, has a chronic form described in immunocompromised hosts. We report the clinical course and outcome of an adult liver transplant recipient whose posttransplant period was complicated by chronic hepatitis E, Epstein-Barr virus infection, and cellular rejection of the graft.