Hepatitis D virus infection

Presentations

Appropriate Tests

 

Hepatitis D Ab. Hepatitis D virus infection only occurs in the presence of Hepatitis B virus infection.

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.