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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis D: Or delta is a coinfection of hepatitis B that increases significantly the rate of complications. Please note that the virus involved in hepatitis D i ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D virus requires hepatitis B virus to be replicated. According to the World Health Organization: "Approximately 15 million people across t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Labs: there is a blood test (hepatitis D antibody). However you cannot get hepatitis D without having underlying Hepatitis B infection. So get tested for he ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Two different viruses. Hepatitis d is a "handicapped" virus that needs hepatitis b to be present to be able to replicate. Hepatitis e is an entirely ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
40 years experience General Practice
D body fluids E from: The hdv virus, aka the delta virus, causes hepatitis d in people who already have hep b. Like hep b, transmitted through sexual contact, contaminate ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Hepatitis D: Most patients with hepatitis D have no symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they are similar to other types of hepatitis, namely jaundice of the skin ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D is an infection which causes liver inflammation due to the hepatitis D virus .
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The viruses themselves are probably quite ancient. Their discovery by scientists is relatively recent, but more than 5 years ago.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Treat HBV: Some patients with chronic hepatitis d may be considered for treatment for hepatitis b so go to a tertiary care center for evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatitis D: There are currently no specific treatments for Hepatitis D. It is not responsive to antiviral medications.

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