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  1. Can a pt with Hep D be roomate with a pt with Hep B?
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  3. by   Inori
    yes because to get Hep D you'd have already gotten Hep B to start. The virus D needs B to exist too
    WHO | Hepatitis D
  4. by   nurse671
    Thanks! That's what I thought too but how bout the pt with hep B? Wudnt u want to protect him from getting Hep D?
  5. by   ships
    yes u can keep both pt.in same room bcoz both pt.disease needs same precaution..
  6. by   nurse671
    Thanks!
  7. by   nurserider
    NO, Its becoz its a co-infection, not all pt with hepa B has hepa d, but pt with hepa d has hepa b
  8. by   nurse671
    Quote from nurserider
    NO, Its becoz its a co-infection, not all pt with hepa B has hepa d, but pt with hepa d has hepa b
    That's exactly what I was thinking. Hmmmm.
  9. by   Cannary22
    i got interested to your query so i did a little research about it. and here is what i found out;

    - preventive measures: since hdv cannot be transmitted in the absence of hbv infection, the prevention of hbv infection through immunization is the best way to prevent hdv infection. for those with chronic hbv infection, the only effective prevention measure is to avoid exposure to any potential source of hdv.

    so that means you can not quarantine hbv and hvd in the same room.
    here's the link: hepatitis[color=#64406b], infectious, other [rtf] [text version]

    good luck
  10. by   nurse671
    Thanks.

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