Delta hepatitis-related thyroid disease: a unique phenomenon


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Suvak B., Dulger A. C. , Aykac M. C. , Gonullu H., Gonullu E.

PRZEGLAD GASTROENTEROLOGICZNY, vol.10, no.3, pp.169-172, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/pg.2015.49687
  • Journal Name: PRZEGLAD GASTROENTEROLOGICZNY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-172
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection is a serious health problem worldwide. Thyroid disturbances represent a major limitation to the efficacy of interferon treatment targeting chronic HDV (C-HDV) infection. Moreover, pre-treatment thyroid diseases may be influenced by interferon therapy. Despite this, the characteristic features of the thyroid diseases in C-HDV patients remain poorly characterised.