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Hepatitis D

"Hepatitis D" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hepatitis D" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hepatitis D" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1993 and 1996 and 1997 and 2013 and 2014 and 2017 and 2019 and 2022
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