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Disease Hepatitis D

Name Hepatitis D
Synonyms Amazon Black Fever | Black Fever, Amazon | Delta Hepatitis | Delta Infection | Delta Superinfection | Delta Superinfections | Disease, Labrea | Diseases, Labrea | Fever, Amazon Black | Hepatitides, Delta | Hepatitis, Delta | Infection, Delta | Infections, Delta | Labrea Disease | Labrea Diseases | Superinfection, Delta | Superinfections, Delta
Definition INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Categories Digestive system disease | Viral disease
MeSH® ID D003699
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1. DiseasesVirus Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatitis, Viral, Human Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatitis D Has associated chemicals
2. DiseasesVirus Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references RNA Virus Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatitis D Has associated chemicals
3. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Liver Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hepatitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatitis, Viral, Human Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hepatitis D Has associated chemicals

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Hepatitis D Has associated chemicals
  Hepatitis D, Chronic