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Has jaundice, stone in gallbladder, SGPT, SGOT values abnormal. Hepatitis E curable?

my aunty aged 46yrs. Her problem is she is having jaundice and doctors are saying the reason for this is her stone deposition in gall bladder. Her SGPT value is 2863U/L, SGOT value is 1952U/L, bilirubin value is 5.4 mg/dl . She is having hepatitis E . Can you please tell me the possible treatment for this disease. Is hepatitis E curable?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Vaccines against HEV are in development [95-99]. Two large placebo-controlled trials found that vaccination was more than 96 percent effective in preventing infection in high-risk settings

Little information exists regarding the efficacy of pre- or post-exposure immune globulin (IG) prophylaxis for the prevention of HEV . There is at present no proof that immune globulin, including lots produced in countries where HEV is endemic, confers protection against hepatitis E

Travelers to endemic areas should engage in practices that may prevent infection, such as avoiding drinking water of unknown purity, uncooked shellfish, and uncooked fruits or vegetables.

Treatment of infection remains supportive. Case reports have suggested a benefit from ribavirin, suggesting it might be an option for chronic HEV infection, but more data are needed
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