Chin Med J (Engl) 2022 Feb 28. Epub 2022 Feb 28.
Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine, Erasmus MC-University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Biobank, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan 650032, China Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province, Kunming, Yunnan 650031, China Biomedical Research Center, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730030, China.
Abstract: Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection causes the most severe form of viral hepatitis with rapid progression to cirrhosis, hepatic decompensation, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Although discovered >40 years ago, little attention has been paid to this pathogen from both scientific and public communities. However, effectively combating hepatitis D requires advanced scientific knowledge and joint efforts from multi-stakeholders. Read More