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How common is hepatitis d?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D virus requires hepatitis B virus to be replicated. According to the World Health Organization: "Approximately 15 million people across the world are chronically coinfected with HDV and HBV ." See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/hepatitis-d/en/

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What is hepatitis d?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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 is conditionally pathogen and cannot be transmitted in the absence of Hepatitis B. The best prophylaxis, given its behavior, is to be vaccinated against hepatitis B.

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