Hepatitis D


Amazon Black Fever

Black Fever, Amazon

Delta Hepatitis

Delta Infection

Delta Superinfection

Delta Superinfections

Disease, Labrea

Diseases, Labrea

Fever, Amazon Black

Hepatitides, Delta

Hepatitis, Delta

Infection, Delta

Infections, Delta

Labrea Disease

Labrea Diseases

Superinfection, Delta

Superinfections, Delta

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.