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Hepatitis D MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hepatitis D
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.440.450
C01.925.782.450
C06.552.380.705.450
Unique ID
D003699
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003699
Annotation
HEPATITIS D, CHRONIC is also available; do not confuse entry term AMAZON BLACK FEVER with BLACKWATER FEVER or BLACK FEVER see LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL
Scope Note
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Entry Term(s)
Amazon Black Fever
Black Fever, Amazon
Delta Hepatitis
Delta Infection
Delta Superinfection
Hepatitis, Delta
Infection, Delta
Labrea Disease
Superinfection, Delta
NLM Classification #
WC 536
Previous Indexing
Hepatitis B (1977-1985)
Hepatitis B Antigens (1977-1985)
Hepatitis, Viral, Human (1977-1985)
Public MeSH Note
98; see DELTA INFECTION 1986-97; for HEPATITIS D see DELTA INFECTION 1986-97
History Note
98(86)
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/05/07
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Hepatitis D Preferred
Superinfection, Delta Narrower
Amazon Black Fever Narrower
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