Saturday, March 05, 2016

Hepatitis D Suppresses Hepatitis B

Hepatitis D virus (HDV, delta agent) infection is a super-infection in the patients suffering from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Hepatitis D virus suppresses hepatitis B virus and may lead to laboratory results with negative HBV and positive HDV. Remember, HDV is a defective agent which only replicates in the presence of HBV, affecting 20 million people round the world.
Keywords: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis D, Super-infection, Hepatitis B antigen, Hepatitis D antigen

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