Infectious Disease Compendium

Hepatitis D

Microbiology

A virus.

Epidemiologic Risks

Chronic active hepatitis B, the D virus requires the B virus to multiply.

Hepatitis D viremia was present in 35.6% of HBsAg-positive IVDA in San Franciso (PubMed)

Syndromes

Acute worsening of hepatitis in someone with Hepatitis B.

Treatment

Peginterferon alfa-2a for 48 weeks, with or without adefovir, resulted in sustained HDV RNA clearance in 25-50% of patients (PubMed)(PubMed).

Notes

Is Hepatitis D way cool OR what? It is a virus that needs another hepatits virus to multiply.

Last Update: 06/16/18.