Avatar universal
Hep D
I have recently received my labs back and was positive to Hep D.  Does anyone have any information on this disease? Or is there anyone who has been diagnosed with this too?

I don't have any signs of infection and really don't understand the positive results as in my research it states that it coexist with Hep B and that did not come back positive.  Any information along with literature searches, weblinks would be greatly appreciated.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
181575 tn?1250202386
From hepb.org:

Hepatitis D is a type of viral hepatitis caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV), which needs the hepatitis B virus to exist. Only people who are already infected with hepatitis B can be infected with hepatitis D.

HDV Co-infection - occurs simultaneously when first infected with the hepatitis B virus.

HDV Super-infection – occurs in persons with an existing chronic hepatitis B infection.

HDV-HBV Co-infection

A co-infection may result in a more severe acute disease and a higher risk (2%-20%) of developing acute liver failure compared with those infected with HBV alone.

HDV-HBV Super-infection

Chronic HBV carriers who acquire HDV super-infections usually develop chronic HDV infection as well. Progression to cirrhosis is believed to be more common with HDV-HBV chronic infections.

Treatment and Management – there is really no effective treatment for HDV. For an acute HDV infection, only supportive care for symptoms can be provided. For a chronic HDV infection, some doctors may try interferon-alpha, but this may only slow disease progression.

It would be best to discuss with your doctor about treatment and management.  Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 Meegy has 76 days, so proud... Comment
21 mins ago
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 commented on meegWpaw's status
3 hrs ago
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 commented on sue4hula's status
4 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
DC
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
2059648 tn?1439770265
Blank
Hepatitis C Community Resources