hepatitis D(redirected from Hepatitis D virus)
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Related to Hepatitis D virus: hepatitis A virus, Hepatitis G virus, Hepatitis E virus, Hepatitis B virus
A viral hepatitis that is either acute or chronic, caused by an RNA virus and occurring either simultaneously with acute hepatitis B or as a superinfection in chronic hepatitis B. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to infected blood or blood products and is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the Mediterranean basin.