- 一般社団法人 日本肝臓学会
- 肝臓 (ISSN:04514203)
- vol.45, no.12, pp.688-688, 2004 (Released:2009-03-31)
A patient died of fulminant hepatitis E in our hospital. To our surprise, a son of the patient was also infected with HEV. By executing a family study, it was revealed that 7 out of 13 relatives of the patient, all of whom had participated in a Yakiniku party, had infection markers for HEV. Our results corroborate previous report suggesting pig liver to be an important infection source in Hokkaido, Japan.