Published: 2021-10-26

A study of serum electrolytes level in viral hepatitis E patients in a tertiary care hospital of south Gujarat

Ravi Shah, Parshv Shah, Hemant Shah, Nilesh Doctor


Background: the aim of the study was to find and understand the relation between electrolytes and viral hepatitis E. To study electrolyte abnormality in patients with hepatitis E virus (HEV).

Methods: This study is a single centre cross sectional study on the patients with HEV infection. Consecutive cases affected with HEV-at department of medicine, SMIMER (Surat Municipal institute of medical education and research) hospital, Surat during the period of 1 year (July-2019 to June-2020) are taken up for the study.

Results: Abnormal electrolytes are associated with higher mortality in patients infected with HEV.

Conclusions: A higher mean serum creatinine, total bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT; lower total protein, albumin, and abnormal electrolytes in body fluid (Na+, K+, Cl-, Ca++) values are associated with higher mortality in patients infected with HEV.


Viral hepatitis E, Serum electrolytes, Serum creatinine

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