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.
Keywords: analytical solution; anti-HDV treatment; hepatitis B virus; hepatitis delta virus.