Hepatitis Delta Virus

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


  • Periodic assessment of HDV RNA and HBV DNA is warranted in anti-HD–positive patients[Terrault 2018]
  • Experts recommend treating HDV-infected patients with compensated disease with peginterferon alfa for 48 weeks (Figure 2)[Hughes 2011; Lamers 2012]
    • Concurrent use of an HBV antiviral is advisable in patients with significant HBV DNA serum titers

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