Viral Hepatitis Other than A, B, and C: Evaluation and Management

Amanda Cheung*, Paul Kwo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Viral hepatitis can cause a wide spectrum of clinical presentations from a benign form with minimal or no symptoms to acute liver failure or death. Hepatitis D coinfection and superinfection have distinct clinical courses, with the latter more likely leading to chronic infection. Management of chronic hepatitis D virus is individualized because of the paucity of treatment options and significant side effect profile of currently available treatments. Sporadic cases of hepatitis E caused by contaminated meats are becoming increasingly prevalent in immunocompromised hosts. Human herpesviruses are an important cause of disease also in immunocompromised individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-419
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatotropic viruses
  • Human herpesvirus
  • Viral hepatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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