Hepatitis D

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Hepatitis D is a type of viral hepatitis[1] caused by the hepatitis delta virus (HDV), a small particle that are alike to viroid and virusoid.[2][3]

HDV is one of five known hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, and E. HDV is considered to be a satellite because it can appear if the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is present.[4]

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  1. "Hepatitis (Viral) NIDDK". The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
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  3. Magnius L, Taylor J, Mason WS, Sureau C, Dény P, Norder H (December 2018). "ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Deltavirus". The Journal of General Virology. 99 (12): 1565–1566. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.001150. PMID 30311870.
  4. Makino S, Chang MF, Shieh CK, Kamahora T, Vannier DM, Govindarajan S, Lai MM (1987). "Molecular cloning and sequencing of a human hepatitis delta (delta) virus RNA". Nature. 329 (6137): 343–6. Bibcode:1987Natur.329..343M. doi:10.1038/329343a0. PMID 3627276. S2CID 4368061.