Reagents, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis D
Definition : Serology reagents intended to detect and/or identify antigens or serum antibody titers to hepatitis D virus, an unclassified defective RNA virus (delta agent) that requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) for viral replication to occur. Hepatitis D virus may occur as a simultaneous acute hepatitis infection or may be superimposed on a case of chronic HBV. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase). Hepatitis D viruses are transmitted parenterally and possibly by intimate (e.g., sexual) contact.
Entry Terms : "Hepatitis D Determination Reagents" , "Delta Hepatitis Virus Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 19412