Hepatitis D virus infection

Last updated: Monday, 06, December, 2010
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Hepatitis delta virus antibodies. Hepatitis D virus infection only occurs in the presence of hepatitis B.

There is marked geographical variation in its occurrence, with a high prevalence in the Amazon basin, Central Africa, Southern Italy and the Middle East.

See also Hepatic failure, Hepatitis

Chronic delta hepatitis 

Liver biopsy.

Some patients with chronic HDV infection do not have evidence of liver disease.