Viral Hepatitis D Overview
Another name for Viral Hepatitis D is Hepatitis D.
What is hepatitis D?
A person with hepatitis D has inflammation of the liver from an infection by the hepatitis D virus. Hepatitis D is uncommon, and always occurs with hepatitis B. A person can be infected with the hepatitis D virus by exposure to infected blood. Hepatitis D is not spread through food, water or sexual contact. Hepatitis D infection does not change the outcome of a hepatitis B infection.
What are the symptoms of hepatitis D?
Initial symptoms of hepatitis D may include weakness, fatigue, fever, and right upper abdominal pain. In some cases, symptoms of hepatitis D may include jaundice, brown urine, and itching.
How does the doctor treat hepatitis D?
Treatment for hepatitis D may include a liver disease diet, antiviral medications, vitamin supplements, and medications to control nausea and itching. Those who have severe hepatitis D may be candidates for liver transplant.
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