Medical Definition of Delta agent

1. A rare form of viral transfusion hepatitis. A defective viral agent that occurs only in association with hepatitis B infection. The delta agent may also increase the severity of hepatitis B infection. Complications include chronic persistent hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis. A test known as anti-delta agent antibody is positive and used to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is the same as for hepatitis B. (27 Sep 1997)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Delta Agent

delta(5)-3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
delta(8)-delta(7)-sterol isomerase
delta-(alpha-aminoadipyl)cysteinylvalinedisulfide reductase
delta-1-piperideine-6-carboxylate dehydrogenase
delta-15 desaturase
delta-22 fatty acid desaturase
delta-22 sterol desaturase
delta-cadinene synthase
delta-sigma converter
delta-sigma converters
delta-v
delta5-3beta-hydroxysteroid acyltransferase
delta 14-sterol reductase
delta 24-sterol methyltransferase
delta agent (current term)
delta alcoholism
delta antigen
delta bilirubin
delta blues
delta cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis
delta cell of pancreas
delta chain
delta check
delta connection
delta fornicis
delta granule
delta hepatitis
delta iron
delta irons

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