Modeling the Interplay between HDV and HBV in Chronic HDV/HBV Patients

Adequate Mhlanga, Rami Zakh, Alexander Churkin, Vladimir Reinharz, Jeffrey S. Glenn, Ohad Etzion, Scott J. Cotler, Cihan Yurdaydin, Danny Barash, Harel Dahari

Mathematics

October 2022

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Abstract

Hepatitis D virus is an infectious subviral agent that can only propagate in people infected with hepatitis B virus. In this study, we modified and further developed a recent model for early hepatitis D virus and hepatitis B virus kinetics to better reproduce hepatitis D virus and hepatitis B virus kinetics measured in infected patients during anti-hepatitis D virus treatment. The analytical solutions were provided to highlight the new features of the modified model. The improved model offered significantly better prospects for modeling hepatitis D virus and hepatitis B virus interactions