Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 8

An Update on Hepatitis D Virus in Pakistan

Zain Majid1*, Nishat Akbar1 and Nasir Hassan Luck2

1Consultant, Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan
2Professor, Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:Zain Majid, Consultant, Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan.

Received: June 24, 2022; Published: July 04, 2022

Abstract

Hepatitis B and C are deadly diseases that have plagued our world for over 50 years. Hepatitis D, though discovered later on, infects around 15 million people globally. Every year the world hepatitis day is observed globally on the 28th of July. We through this letter wish to educate the masses about hepatitis D virus and its impact not only worldwide but to the Pakistani population as well

References

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  2. Masood U., et al. “In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing (2021).
  3. Emerging Issues in Hepatitis D. World Gastroenterology Organisation (2021).
  4. Mumtaz K., et al. “Epidemiology and clinical pattern of hepatitis delta virus infection in Pakistan”. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 20 (2005): 1503-1507.
  5. Muhammad H., et al. “Hepatitis D virus and liver transplantation: Indications and outcomes”. World Journal of Hepatology 3 (2021): 291-299.

Citation

Citation: Zain Majid., et al. “An Update on Hepatitis D Virus in Pakistan". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.8 (2022): 08-09.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Zain Majid., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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