The medical impact of hepatitis D virus infection in Asia and Africa; time for a reappraisal

Mario Rizzetto, Saeed Hamid

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Abstract

Although hepatitis D is believed to be an important medical problem in Africa and many areas of Asia, the geographical distribution and prevalence rates of infection with the hepatitis D virus (HDV) vary considerably, are often inconsistent and sometimes conflicting. Discrepancies may depend on methodological problems, primarily on different modalities of patients' recruitment; these are analysed in this mini-review, in order to provide a uniform clinical approach when testing patients with chronic HDV disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalLiver International
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • hepatitis D
  • hepatitis D virus
  • hepatitis delta

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