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Table 1 Demographic and biological characteristics of patients seropositive for HIV-1 with acute or past HEV infection

From: Hepatitis E Virus infection in HIV-infected patients with elevated serum transaminases levels

Patient N° Sex Age (years) ALT (xULN) AST (xULN) CD4 + T lymphocytes absolute count/mm3 Plasmatic HIV RNA (log10copies/mL) Sample N° Time from onset of transaminasitis (months) Anti HEV IgM OD/CO Anti HEV IgG OD/CO IgG avidity index (%) RNA HEV Conclusion
      At onset of transaminasitis        
1 M 34 1 1    1 - 1 0.5 0.6   NEG No HEV infection
    20 12 286 3.4 2 0 10.8 4.2 7.5   Acute HEV
    1 1    3 +1 10.8 4.2 11 POS infection
    1 1    4 +12 2.2 3.9 34   
             NEG  
             NEG  
2 F 32 8 3 215 4.1 1 0 0.1 4.3 86 NEG Past infection
3 M 57 2.5 2.5 223 5.1 1 0 0.2 7.2 73 NEG Past infection
4 M 52 2 2.5    1 - 4 0.7 4.8 90 NEG Past infection
    4 3 246 3.0 2 0 0.9 5.4 88   
    1 1    3 + 12 0.7 7.1 93 NEG  
    1 1    4 + 18 0.6 7.0 100 NEG  
             NEG  
  1. OD/CO: Optical density/Cut Off; the results were considered as positive if OD/CO exceeded 1.
  2. ULN: Upper Limit of Normal values, 50 I.U./mL. ALT: alanine aminotransferases. AST: aspartate aminotransferases.