Hepatitis D case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Hepatitis D which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 10 October 2013

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Hepatitis D


Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only, in a person known to be hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) positive.

Laboratory definitive evidence

1. Detection of IgM or IgG to hepatitis D virus


2. Detection of hepatitis D virus on liver biopsy.

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