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Hepatitis and its forms,I need some information please

Karl Fischer kfischer at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Fri Jul 14 16:38:26 EST 1995

>     Hepatitis D         viroid (not true virus)  only with Hep B

Sorry Prateek...HDV *is* a virus, albeit one which requires the surface
antigens from co-infecting HBV to make up the extracellular particle.

>The acute stage of infection involves severe hepatic
> problems, 

...or can be subclinical in presentation as well.

> and recurring symptoms may ultimately lead to liver failure.

...and cirrhosis...and variceal hemorrhages.


Karl Fischer
kfischer at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
tyr-2 at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca

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