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Descriptor English: Hepatitis Delta Virus
Descriptor Spanish: Virus de la Hepatitis Delta
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus Delta da Hepatite
Descriptor French: Virus de l'hépatite delta
Entry term(s): Delta Agent
Delta Agents
Delta Virus
Delta Virus, Hepatitis
Delta Viruses
Delta Viruses, Hepatitis
Deltavirus
Deltaviruses
Hepatitis D Virus
Hepatitis D Viruses
Hepatitis Delta Viruses
Tree number(s): B04.265.270
B04.450.411
B04.820.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003698
Scope note: A defective virus, containing particles of RNA nucleoprotein in virion-like form, present in patients with acute hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis. It requires the presence of a hepadnavirus for full replication. This is the lone species in the genus Deltavirus.
Annotation: infection = HEPATITIS D or HEPATITIS D, CHRONIC
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Hepatitis B (1977-1985)
Hepatitis B Antigens (1977-1985)
Public MeSH Note: 98; see DELTA AGENT 1986-97; for HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS see DELTA AGENT 1997
History Note: 98(86)
DeCS ID: 23225
Unique ID: D003698
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1986/01/01
Date of Entry: 1985/05/07
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Hepatitis Delta Virus - Preferred
Concept UI M0005788
Scope note A defective virus, containing particles of RNA nucleoprotein in virion-like form, present in patients with acute hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis. It requires the presence of a hepadnavirus for full replication. This is the lone species in the genus Deltavirus.
Preferred term Hepatitis Delta Virus
Entry term(s) Delta Agent
Delta Agents
Delta Virus
Delta Virus, Hepatitis
Delta Viruses
Delta Viruses, Hepatitis
Hepatitis D Virus
Hepatitis D Viruses
Hepatitis Delta Viruses
Deltavirus - Broader
Concept UI M0005789
Scope note This is a free-floating genus with one species (HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS) and no associated family.
Preferred term Deltavirus
Entry term(s) Deltaviruses



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