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Hepatitis D Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Infection, Delta; Superinfection, Delta; Delta Superinfections; Disease, Labrea; Diseases, Labrea Show All >>

Networked: 612 relevant articles (24 outcomes, 45 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hepatitis D

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hepatitis B Surface Antigens (HBsAg) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 151 results : FDA 1
  2. Antigens : 5 outcomes 10 studies in 227 results : IBA
  3. Interferons : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 36 results : IBA
  4. Hepatitis B e Antigens : 2 outcomes 1 study in 29 results : IBA
  5. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 29 results : IBA
  6. Interferon-alpha (Interferon Alfa) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 13 results : FDA 2
  7. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 38 results : IBA
  8. Carbon Monoxide : 1 outcome 4 studies in 30 results : IBA
  9. Antibodies : 1 outcome 3 studies in 51 results : IBA
  10. Hepatitis B Vaccines (Hepatitis B Vaccine) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 4 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hepatitis D

  1. Infection
  2. Superinfection
  3. Chronic Hepatitis B
  4. Hepatitis
  5. Chronic Hepatitis D
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Key Therapies for Hepatitis D

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  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  3. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions) : 1 study in 2 results
  4. Therapeutics : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Plasmapheresis : 1 study in 1 result
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