Hepatitis D is a viral infection and medically it is even feasible for a person to be affected by both Hepatitis B and D simultaneously. The D here can also mean the Delta virus and the infection of the liver happens the same way as it does with the other viruses in the Hepatitis family, through body fluids and through unprotected sex. The symptoms are also quite similar but may take time to appear.
HOW IS HEPATITIS D DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Hepatitis D is done by a general physician who takes a blood or urine test. He/she would also be examining your liver for examination and thus do a scan.
HOW IS HEPATITIS D TREATED?
There are no known treatment methods for Hepatitis D, both acute and chronic. Some medications may need to be taken for almost a year or so for preventing the spreading of the virus. You need to exercise precautionary measures until the virus is completely gone. Liver damage or cirrhosis of the liver due to the disease may require liver transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early diagnosis of Hepatitis D is beneficial in preventing spreading of the disease.