Hepatitis Delta Virus

  • Author: Mario Rizzetto, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/1/18 (What's New)


  • Control of HBV has distinctly diminished the epidemiologic and clinical impact of HDV in the developed world
  • Despite the falling prevalence of HDV in Western populations, HDV is resurfacing in Europe with migration from hyperendemic areas
    • Prevalence rates vary in Europe, with eastern countries ranging from 14% to 39% vs < 6% in central and western countries[Rodés 2007; Genné 2011]

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