Hepatitis Delta Virus

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

Summary

    Vaccination
    • Vaccination against HBV is effective prophylaxis against HDV
    • Carriers of HBsAg should be informed of the risk of superinfection from carriers coinfected with HDV and educated about preventative practices
    Treatment
    • The development of antiviral therapy against HDV has been inhibited due to:
      • Treatment of Hepatitis Delta and HIV Infection
        Pretreatment Predictors of Response and Toxicity
          Liver Transplantation
            Current Treatment Recommendations
              Novel Therapies

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