Definition of Delta hepatitis

1. Noun. A severe form of hepatitis.

Exact synonyms: Hepatitis Delta
Generic synonyms: 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

delta5-3beta-hydroxysteroid acyltransferase
delta 14-sterol reductase
delta 24-sterol methyltransferase
delta agent
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 (current term)
delta iron
delta irons
delta mesoscapulae
delta metal
delta particle
delta ray
delta rays
delta rhythm
delta sleep-inducing peptide
delta virus
delta wave
delta wing

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. ..."

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