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What is hepatitis d?

What is hepatitis d?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Hepatitis D (Definition)

A liver infection caused by the Hepatitis D virus (HDV). One of the five hepatitis viruses, transmitted through bodily fluids such ...Read more


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How common is hepatitis D?

How common is hepatitis D?

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/ ...Read more

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Is hepatitis d the same as e?

Is hepatitis d the same as e?

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 different virus. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis D diagnosed?

How is hepatitis D diagnosed?

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 hepatitis B first (Blood test). ...Read more

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How do you get hepatitis d, e?

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, contaminated blood or sharing needles.

The hepatitis e virus is spread through contaminated food or water. Found in developing countries. No reported case of long term liver damage from it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis D?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis D?

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, eyes, or urine, abdominal pain, joint pain, loss of appetite, and fatigue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hepatitis D?

What is the definition or description of: Hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: Hepatitis D is an infection which causes liver inflammation due to the hepatitis D virus . ...Read more

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Are hepatitis d and e new viruses?

Are hepatitis d and e new viruses?

No: The viruses themselves are probably quite ancient. Their discovery by scientists is relatively recent, but more than 5 years ago. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hepatitis d?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Are there any treatments for hepatitis D?

Hepatitis D: There are currently no specific treatments for Hepatitis D. It is not responsive to antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis d the same as strep d?

Totally not: Group d streptococci are a number of streptococci that can cause bacterial infections. Hepatitis d virus is a defective virus that requires hepatitis b virus to cause liver inflammation. ...Read more

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Can a naturopathic dr help with hepatitis d?

Can a naturopathic dr help with hepatitis d?

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

What is the difference between hepaptitis c, hepatitis d and hepatitis e?

Different viruses: These are all completely different viruses which can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis d is always seen in conjunction with hepatitis b. Hepatitis c is the most common hepatitis in the us and is generally transmitted by blood transfusion or IV drug use. Hepatitis e is an infection transmitted in feces, similar to hepatitis a. ...Read more

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What are short term effects of hepatitis C and hepatitis d?

Elevated LFT: Liver enzyme elevation/ jaundice/ nausea/ GI side effects are possible. ...Read more

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Same long term effects of hepatitis C and hepatitis d?

Same long term effects of hepatitis C and hepatitis d?

Similar : To have hepatitis d one must have hepatitis b. Hepatitis b and c can have similar outcomes. Both put patients at risk for cirrhosis and cancer(though HBV can develop cancer w/o cirrhosis ). ...Read more

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What is the medicine for hepatitis b?

What is the medicine for hepatitis b?

Difficult to cure: Once infected with Hepatitis B virus, only a small percentage of people can be cured. Infection frequently requires chronic suppressive therapy with medications such as Peg-interferon (an immune system modulator) and antiviral medications such as lamivudine and adefovir. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with blood/bodily fluids (safe sex, no needle sharing, etc) and getting vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is their any medicine for hepatitis b carriers?

Is their any medicine for hepatitis b carriers?

Hep b medicine: There multiple medications for hepatitis b however once with lowest resistance to virus is tenofovir(viread) interferon also use but has many adverse side effects. Treatment depends whether virus in immune tolerant(immune sleeping stage) or immune active(immune fighting stage) this is determine based on liver enzyme elevation and amount of virus in blood and specific marker hbeag. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis B be drug induced?

Can hepatitis B be drug induced?

Yes: I am not sure, but I think what you are asking is if you can get Hep B by using IV drugs (like heroin)? If so, the answer is unfortunately yes. Sexual contact and shared needles can both result in Hep B transmission, which is spread via blood or bodily fluids. My advice is, always practice safe sex, don't share needles, get vaccinated against Hep B, and get tested. ...Read more

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Should you do drugs if you have auto immune hepatitis?

Of course not!: Did you even consider that you would receive another answer? Absolutely not! ...Read more

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What are the probable symptoms of hepatitis b in a drug user?

Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

What are the possible causes of hepatitis B?
What are the symptoms of hepatitis B?
What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more

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What drugs are available to treat hepatitis?

B and C: There are drugs that can treat hepatitis b (tenofovir, lamivudine, telbivudine, adefovir), and there are drugs that can treat and cure hepatitis c (ribavirin, interferon, telaprevir, boceprevir). More drugs for hepatitis c will be approved very soon. ...Read more

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