hepatitis delta


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hepatitis delta

A liver inflammation caused by a very small virus, hepatitis delta virus (HDV) that can reproduce only in the presence of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This superinfection occurs in about 5 per cent of cases and consideravly worsens the outlook. HDV infection has caused serious epidemics and is endemic in the Mediterranean area. The method of spread is not clearly understood.
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