Hepatitis Delta Virus

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

Summary

  • All HBsAg-positive patients at risk for HDV infection should be tested for anti-HD (Management Guidelines)[Terrault 2018]
    • Immunoassays to detect total anti-HD are commercially available
    • Anti-HD is elicited within a few weeks of infection and then persists at high titers in HBsAg carriers who develop chronic HDV infection[Negro 1995]

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