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Delta agent (Hepatitis D)

  • Alternative Names

    Hepatitis D virus


    Prompt diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B infection can help prevent hepatitis D.

    Avoid intravenous drug abuse. If you use IV drugs, avoid sharing needles.

    A vaccine is available to prevent hepatitis B. Adults who are at high risk for hepatitis B infection, and all children should consider getting this vaccine.


    Perrillo R. Hepatitis B and D. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2010:chap 78.