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HDV- Hepatitis D virus. Image HDRI made according to a view under transmission electron microscope, viral diameter 35 nm. Single-stranded RNA virion. Hepatitis D virus is unable to multiply by itself ; for this it is dependent on hepatitis B virus (satellite virus). As a result, the infection by HDV is always concomitant to the one of hepatitis B virus (co-infection or overinfection) of which it worsen the effects.
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