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Clin Liver Dis. 2013 Aug;17(3):475-87. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2013.05.007. Epub 2013 Jul 3.

Hepatitis delta: the rediscovery.

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Division of Gastroenterology, University of Torino, Molinette, c.so Bramante 88, Torino 10126, Italy. mario.rizzetto@unito.it

Abstract

Hepatitis D is returning to western Europe through immigration. The clinical presentation recapitulates the typical features of a florid hepatitis D. Hepatitis D is also being rediscovered in the developing world and in the United States. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) remains endemic in many countries and efforts are underway to map the infection at local levels and improve the medical alert to hepatitis D. In the United States it is generally thought that HDV has gone and hepatitis D is no longer a problem. Awareness of hepatitis D in the country has recently been revived.

KEYWORDS:

HDV drug addicts; HDV epidemiology; HDV rediscovery; HDV transmission; Hepatitis D (delta); Hepatitis D (delta) virus

PMID:
23905817
DOI:
10.1016/j.cld.2013.05.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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