What Should I Know About Hepatitis D?

Q:
What should I know about hepatitis D?

A:
Hepatitis D is an infection that causes the liver to become inflamed. It will impair liver function and cause long-term liver problems, including liver scarring and cancer. The condition is caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). This virus is rare in the United States.

Common Regions
• South America
• West Africa
• Russia
• Pacific islands
• Central Asia
• Mediterranean

Symptoms
• yellowing of the skin and eyes, which is called jaundice
• joint pain
• abdominal pain
• vomiting
• loss of appetite
• dark urine
• fatigue

Transmit ways
• urine
• vaginal fluids
• semen
• blood
• birth (from mother to her newborn)

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