Review: hepatitis delta.

  title={Review: hepatitis delta.},
  author={Stephanos J. Hadziyannis},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={12 4},
The causative agent of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is the most unusual of all causative agents for all hepatitis viruses. Current knowledge of the molecular biology of HDV strengthens its proposed classification within the satellites, a family of subviral agents, some of which are pathogens of higher plants. Hepatitis delta virus is the only virus in the satellite family known to infect animal species, with hepatitis D having affected more than 10 million people worldwide who are also infected… CONTINUE READING