Hepatitis Delta Virus

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

Summary

    Acute Hepatitis D Virus
    • Simultaneous HBV/HDV coinfection usually results in an acute self-limited hepatitis[Farci 2003]
    • The virologic and serologic characteristics of HDV infections are shown in Table 2[Pascarella 2011]
    Primary Hepatitis D Virus Superinfection
    • Superinfection of HDV in HBsAg carriers often results in a severe hepatic episode
    Chronic Hepatitis D Virus Infection

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