Hepatitis D virus

Summary of Hepatitis D virus
The hepatitis D virus is a defective pathogen that requires the presence of the hepatitis B virus for infection. The hepatitis D virion is composed of an outer lipoprotein envelope made of the surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus and an inner ribonucleoprotein structure in which the hepatitis D virus genome resides.

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The hepatitis D virus is a(n) (DNA/RNA) virus.

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A 27-year-old Turkish woman comes to the occupational health office for a routine medical examination for her new job. When asked about her background information, the patient mentions that she recently immigrated to the US. Her medical history is relevant for latent tuberculosis and a positive surface antigen for hepatitis B virus. Physical examination is noncontributory. Her temperature is 36.5°C (97.7°F), pulse is 98/min, respirations are 14/min, and blood pressure is 110/70 mmHg. A viral hepatitis panel is requested and shown below.

  • HBs Ag: Positive
  • IgM Anti-HBc: Negative
  • IgM Anti-HDV: Positive
  • IgG Anti-HBc: Positive
  • Anti-HBs: Negative
Which of the following is the patient's most likely current hepatitis status?

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