incubation period is around two to nine weeks.
don’t develop any symptoms; others experience fatigue, fever, dark urine, or
yellowing of the skin or eyes.
sample can be tested for antibodies to hepatitis E. If someone has a weak
immune system (e.g. someone living with HIV, or a transplant patient), then a
PCR test for viral RNA can also be used to test a blood or stool sample.
chain reaction, a method of amplifying fragments of genetic material so that they
can be detected. Some viral load tests use this method.
Ribonucleic acid, the
form in which a virus stores its genetic material.In hepatitis C, RNA (viral load) testing is used for diagnosis, to
help predict treatment outcome and to monitor response to treatment.
there is no recognised, or approved, treatment for acute or chronic hepatitis
E. In small, experimental studies, chronic hepatitis E has been successfully
treated with ribavirin. These data are being further examined.