Fact Sheet Hepatitis D: General Information, August 26, 2018

(2018) Fact Sheet Hepatitis D: General Information, August 26, 2018. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Hepatitis D is a virus that infects the liver. Hepatitis D, or Delta hepatitis, is always associated with a hepatitis B infection. A person may recover from Delta hepatitis or it may progress to chronic hepatitis. Hepatitis D can only occur if the person has hepatitis B. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) may infect a person at the same time or HDV infection may occur in persons with chronic HBV infection. The hepatitis D virus is spread by exposure to blood and serous body fluids, contaminated needles and syringes, and via sexual transmission.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hepatitis D, Healthcare, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 32096
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2020 13:39
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 13:39
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32096