What is Hepatitis D virus ???Created by:
Hepatitis D virus is one of the 5 known Hepatitis Virus, which are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E. Hepatitis D virus can only replicate in the presence of Hepatitis B virus infection in the liver cell. Hepatitis D virus is an enveloped RNA virus like particle, that is not able to replicate in a normal liver cell. Only patients cohort of chronic Hepatitis B infection can get co-infection with Hepatitis D virus. This infection can result in acute and severe hepatiits in patients with chronic Hepatitis B infection. Usually in patients with Hepatitis D virus infection, their Hepatitis B virus replication will be supressed to low level. The transmission route for Hepatitis D virus is the same with those for Hepatitis B virus.