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Descriptor English:   Hepatitis D 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hepatitis D 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hepatite D 
Synonyms English:   Amazon Black Fever
Black Fever, Amazon
Delta Hepatitis
Delta Infection
Delta Superinfection
Delta Superinfections
Disease, Labrea
Diseases, Labrea
Fever, Amazon Black
Hepatitides, Delta
Hepatitis, Delta
Infection, Delta
Infections, Delta
Labrea Disease
Labrea Diseases
Superinfection, Delta
Superinfections, Delta  
Tree Number:   C02.440.450
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   HEPATITIS D, CHRONIC is also available; do not confuse entry term AMAZON BLACK FEVER with BLACKWATER FEVER or BLACK FEVER see LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL
History Note English:   98(86) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   19545 
Unique Identifier:   D003699 

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