delta hepatitis

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delta hepatitis

[‚del·tə ‚hep·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
A type of viral hepatitis caused by the delta agent hepatitis D virus, a defective ribonucleic acid virus that requires the helper function of hepatitis B virus for its replication and expression.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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