Hepatitis D virus is a virusoid (defect virus). For replication, it depends on the enveloped hepatitis B virus as helper virus. The virus belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family.
The clinical symptom of hepatitis D infections corresponds to hepatitis B infections with possible cirrhosis. Infections triggered by hepatitis B virus in combination with hepatitis D virus are often more severe.
The main transmission path is via blood and tissue respectively.
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