Hepatitis D: advances and challenges

Zhijiang Miao, Zhenrong Xie, Li Ren, Qiuwei Pan

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Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection causes the most severe form of viral hepatitis with rapid progression to cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Although discovered > 40 years ago, little attention has been paid to this pathogen from both scientific and public communities. However, effectively combating hepatitis D requires advanced scientific knowledge and joint efforts from multi-stakeholders. In this review, we emphasized the recent advances in HDV virology, epidemiology, clinical feature, treatment, and prevention. We not only highlighted the remaining challenges but also the opportunities that can move the field forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-773
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Medical Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2022

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