Alternate Names : Hepatitis Delta
What are the signs and symptoms of the infection?
In some cases, hepatitis B may cause mild or moderate symptoms, including:
jaundice. This skin yellowing
usually lasts a week or two, accompanied by darkened urine.
malaise, or a vague feeling of
pain in the right upper part of the stomach
hypoglycemia, or low blood
a somewhat enlarged and tender liver
weight loss as a result of loss of appetite
Hepatitis D virus infection is often severe if it occurs in someone who already
hepatitis B. This acute fulminant form of hepatitis involves severe
liver cell destruction and loss of liver function. It can be fatal. Symptoms
an enlarged, painful liver
susceptibility to bleeding
encephalopathy, a disorder in the functioning of the brain
aplastic anemia in rare cases.
Aplastic anemia is a condition in which the bone marrow cannot make enough red
and white blood cells.
Chronic liver disease, which may occur with hepatitis D, often has minimal
symptoms. At times there may be mild flare-ups with jaundice,
fatigue, and weight loss.