Socioepidemiological data on hepatitis delta in a German university clinic--increase in patients from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The relevance of chronic hepatitis delta results from its high morbidity leading frequently to rapid cirrhosis progression. The aim of the present study was the socioepidemiological characterization of patients with hepatitis delta, in order to identify patients at risk for hepatitis delta. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical parameters of… (More)

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