Infectious Disease Compendium

Hepatitis D

Microbiology

A virus.

Epidemiologic Risks

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

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% of patients (PubMed).

Notes

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

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)