A Diplomatic Disease


Buddha Basnyat, MD, MSc, FACP, Nepal International Clinic/Patan Hospital, Lal Durbar, GPO Box 3596, Kathmandu, Nepal. E-mail: rishibas@wlink.com.np


A 43-year-old diplomat was diagnosed with probable hepatitis C while vacationing in Europe. However, on return to her post in Nepal, she was actually found to have hepatitis E. The differential diagnosis, importance, and prevention of hepatitis E are highlighted.