Hepatitis B Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Alessandra Mangia, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • HDV occurs in patients with a preexisting HBV infection
  • Patients from endemic areas should be screened for anti-HDV antibodies. Positive tests should be confirmed by serum HDV RNA
  • Disease progression is more aggressive in HBV/HDV coinfection compared with HBV monoinfection[Fattovich 2000]

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