Definition of Delta hepatitis
1. Noun. A severe form of hepatitis.
Medical Definition of Delta hepatitis
1. Acute or chronic hepatitis caused by the hepatitis delta virus, a defective RNA virus requiring HBV for replication. The acute type occurs in two forms: 1) coinfection, the simultaneous occurrence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis delta virus infections, which usually is self-limiting; 2) superinfection, the appearance of hepatitis delta virus infection in a hepatitis B virus carrier, which often leads to chronic hepatitis The chronic type appears to be more severe than other types of viral hepatitis. Synonym: delta hepatitis, hepatitis D. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Delta Hepatitis
Literary usage of Delta hepatitis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blood Supply: Transfusion-Associated Risks by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
""delta hepatitis (HDV) is an incomplete virus that requires the help of HBV to replicate in ... delta hepatitis."
2. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... non-B hepatitis is caused by the hepatitis E virus, principally spread through contaminated water) (d) delta hepatitis occurs only in people who are ..."
3. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"Incidence delta hepatitis is not a reportable disease in the United States, and there is no specific ICD code for this ..."
4. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"In the United States and most of Western Europe, delta hepatitis is most prevalent ... Hepatitis B vaccination will effectively prevent delta hepatitis. ..."
5. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"... such as B, C, and delta hepatitis, and HIV are the most common. It is estimated that in Israel, 200000 people have used illicit drugs at least once. ..."
6. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-Of-Home by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"There are five types of infectious hepatitis: type A; type B; non-A, non-B; C; and delta hepatitis. Hepatitis type A infection has been documented as a ..."
7. Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service: Infection Control Program by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"delta hepatitis is a complication of HBV infection and can increase the severity of HBV infection. HEPATITIS. NON-A NON-B (NANB) Viral hepatitis caused by a ..."
8. State Methadone Treatment Guidelines: A Treatment Improvement Protocol. by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"We were able to find that delta hepatitis presented itself in our population of injecting drug users in New York City around 1973. ..."