Hepatitis D is a virus which affects the liver only very rarely.
It usually causes a co- infection with the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis D infections are much more common across the world. Infection with Hepatitis D virus is common in some countries especially in Uzbekistan.
Usually the treatment is targeted towards the Hepatitis B virus.
Rarely, the Hepatitis B virus is eliminated from the blood stream but hepatitis D virus continues to be there in the blood.
In these cases, patients may require treatment with Interferon for an year .
Many Patients with Hepatitis B and D ultimately progress to End stage liver disease which may be treated with a liver transplant.