Hepatitis D is a specific form of hepatitis virus that attacks only individuals infected by hepatitis B. The virus damages the liver, exposing it to liver related diseases. Although no cure or vaccine has been discovered for hepatitis, it can be prevented from infecting those who aren't infected by hepatitis B. The virus can be contracted through urine, blood, vaginal fluids, semen and by birth. Early detection of the condition may help prevent liver failure.
HOW IS HEPATITIS D DIAGNOSED?
If one is infected with hepatitis B and D at the same time, it is known as coinfection.