Published: 21 May 2020
Author(s): Vassilios A. Sevastianos, Charalampia V. Geladari, Theodoros A. Voulgaris, Anna I. Georgantoni, Emmanuel A. Andreadis
Section: Letter to the Editor

Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide [1]. Vaccination programs, demographic and socioeconomic changes, safer medical and nursing practices, screening of blood donors, access to healthcare and the availability of new treatments have resulted in a significant decline in chronic viral hepatitis infections in Greece during the last decade. Thus, the course of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has changed, which may have also indirectly affected the natural course of hepatitis D viral (HDV) infection [2,3].

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