Viral hepatitis: how to manage type C and D infections.

  title={Viral hepatitis: how to manage type C and D infections.},
  author={Wadie I. Najm},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={28-30, 33-4, 37}
Hepatitis C and D are relative newcomers to the study of viral hepatitis. Their transmission is mainly parenteral. The 0.5 to 2.2% prevalence of hepatitis C in the United States does not vary by patient age. Often, hepatitis C is asymptomatic. In older patients, symptomatic infection has a cholesteatic appearance, and progress to chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis is more rapid than in younger adults. Hepatitis D virus is a defective single-stranded RNA that presents as a co-infection or… CONTINUE READING
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