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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jan;47(1):65-71. Korean. Case Report.
Kong SJ , Min SK , Kim IK , Koo H , Park II , Han JP , Lee JY , Kim DY , Lee SJ , Baik GH , Kim JB , Kim DJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchon, Gangwon Province, Korea. djkim@hallym.ac.kr
Abstract

Acute hepatitis E occur commonly as outbreaks in endemic areas, but can occur sporadically in other part of the world. Acute hepatitis E has been reported rarely in Korea. A case of concurrent acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection and hyperthyroidism was reported in an inactive hepatitis B surface antigen carrier. We experienced two cases of concomitant acute HEV infection in patients with hyperthyroidism. The first case had acute HEV infection with subclinial hyperthyroidism while taking propylthiouracil. The second case suffered from acute HEV infection in a patient with Graves' disease intractable to propylthiouracil. Herein, we suggest the possible association between HEV infection and hyperthyroidism.

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