Hepatitis Virus D infection

Notes
  • Causes acute and chronic infection
  • Parenteral spread BUT only in the presence of HBV infection.
  • Infection increases risk of hepatocellular carcinoma
Symptoms
  • Acute hepatitis;

_Fever

_Malaise

_Jaundice, itchness dark urine and light stool due to increased plasma levels of bilirubin.

_Elevated levels of ALT and AST in LFTs

_Elevated WBCs levels

Diagnosis
  • History: risky sexual activity and possibility of being being IV Drug User should be considered.
  • Molecular diagnostic (PCR)
Management
  • Supportive care
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