Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 21st, 1997
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a subviral infectious agent that requires simultaneous infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Disease associated with both acute and chronic HDV infection is frequently more severe than that due to the underlying HBV infection alone, but the severity of disease varies widely.
"Both geography and transmission route have been identified as possibly important determinants of disease severity," researcher Grazia A. Niro and colleagues wrote ("The Predominance of Hepatitis Delta Virus Genotype I Among Chronically Infected...
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