Viral Hepatitis D

@inproceedings{Taylor2011ViralHD,
  title={Viral Hepatitis D},
  author={John M. Taylor},
  year={2011}
}
Viral hepatitis D, also known as hepatitis delta virus (HDV), was first discovered by Mario Rizzetto in 1977, in a study of Italian patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), who seemed to have a more damaging liver disease. For more information on HBV, please see Chap. 37. In liver biopsies from such patients, a serum antibody detected a novel nuclear antigen that was named the delta antigen (δAg) [1]. An early interpretation was that δAg was expressed from a more pathogenic variant of… CONTINUE READING

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