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Old 08-02-2011
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a 34 year old iv drug user who was an asymptomatic HBV carrier is hospitalized with severe hepatitis following infection with delta agent which was able to cause hepatitis with direct HBV assistance in:

a)intracellular survival
b)cytoplasmic penetration
c)replication of viral RNA
d)translation of viral transcript
e)coating of viral particles
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a 34 year old iv drug user who was an asymptomatic HBV carrier is hospitalized with severe hepatitis following infection with delta agent which was able to cause hepatitis with direct HBV assistance in:

a)intracellular survival
b)cytoplasmic penetration
c)replication of viral RNA
d)translation of viral transcript
e)coating of viral particles
the ans is E
the HBsAg envelope HDV n allows its replication
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a 34 year old iv drug user who was an asymptomatic HBV carrier is hospitalized with severe hepatitis following infection with delta agent which was able to cause hepatitis with direct HBV assistance in:

a)intracellular survival
b)cytoplasmic penetration
c)replication of viral RNA
d)translation of viral transcript
e)coating of viral particles

E. the D needs the coat from B
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