Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hepatitis D

patitis D, also known as hepatitis D (HDV) and hepatitis delta virus is called a disease caused by small round enveloped viral RNA. Perhaps, B, C, D and E. HDV is considered subviral satellite because it applies only in the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission: This is one of the five known hepatitis viruses. HDV can be either through co-infection with HBV (coinfection) or superimposed on chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis B carriers (superinfection).

   Both superinfection and coinfection with HDV results in more severe complications of infection with hepatitis B virus only in comparison. These complications include high likelihood of experiencing liver failure in acute infection and rapid progression to liver cirrhosis, with an increased likelihood of developing liver cancer in chronic infections. In combination with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis D, the highest death rate of all infections, hepatitis B by 20%