delta hepatitis


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a severe form of hepatitis

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The patients were living in France when chronic delta hepatitis was diagnosed; however, because no risk factors were identified, each patient was suspected to have been infected during childhood in Africa.
Chronic viral hepatitis, which results from chronic infection with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or delta hepatitis, is often a progressive disease that can lead to cirrhosis and its attendant complications of liver failure and portal hypertension.
Hepatitis D-formerly called delta hepatitis, is found mainly in intravenous drug users who are carriers of the hepatitis B virus which is necessary for the hepatitis D virus to spread.
Because the delta virus that causes delta hepatitis is a defective virus, meaning it cannot replicate on its own, it needs a "helper" virus--i.
The Delta hepatitis agent was discovered in Italy in 1977.