Hepatitis Delta Virus

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

Summary

  • Terminal HDV disease is an appropriate indication for liver transplantation with excellent posttransplant outcomes[Samuel 1995; Burra 2013]
  • Prophylaxis with hepatitis B immune globulin and antiviral therapy protects virtually every HDV transplant from reinfection

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