Hepatitis Delta Virus

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

Summary

  • In most superinfected patients, HDV disease progresses to chronicity, in many cases leading to cirrhosis (Table 2)
    • Chronic disease takes a more severe and progressive course to cirrhosis than HBV monoinfection[Fattovich 2000]
  • The role of HDV in the development of HCC remains controversial[Rizzetto 2009]

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