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Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Shetty, Kirti, Wu, George, Koff, Raymond S. (Eds.)

2002, XII, 339 p.

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Around the world hepatitis has infected more than 2 billion people (10 million in the US) and is, in its chronic form, the leading factor in end-stage liver disease and the rising incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma. In Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, leading scientists, clinicians, and clinical investigators comprehensively review the epidemiology, molecular virology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic hepatitis caused by the B and C viruses. The discussion of patient management includes contributions on developing novel therapeutics, supporting patients during therapy, alternative treatments, the use of drugs in chronic viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, and pregnancy in chronic viral hepatitis. Attention is also given to the treatment of patients with concomitant autoimmune disorders, the management of HIV co-infection, and the management of HBV/HCV co-infection. Each chapter provides an extensive review of available literature and is based on broad experience in clinical trials and the management of patients with chronic viral hepatitis.
Authoritative and eminently practical, Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Therapeutics offers today's gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, hepatologists, and infectious disease specialists a critical understanding of the state-of-the-art in chronic viral hepatitis and insightful projections of the many powerful new therapeutics now emerging.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » HIV - Hepatitis C - autoimmune disease - autoimmune diseases - hepatitis - hepatitis B - immunology - infection - liver - liver disease - liver transplantation - prevention - transplantation - viral hepatitis - virology

Related subjects » Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B and C: Clinical Implications Robert M. Smith and George Y. Wu Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Robert L. Carithers Natural History of Hepatitis B Virus Infection David G. Forcione, Raymond T. Chung, and Jules L. Dienstag Natural History of Hepatitis C Gregory T. Everson Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection Michael A. Poles and Douglas T. Dieterich HBV and HCV Co-Infection Terence L. Angtuaco and Donald M. Jensen Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Eng-Kiong Teo and Anna Suk-Fong Lok Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection Manal F. Abdelmalek and Gary L. Davis Treatment of Chronic Viral Hepatitis in Patients with Autoimmune Diseases Gehad Ghaith and Stuart C. Gordon Developing Therapeutic Plans for the Patient with Chronic Hepatitis B or C: A Practical Approach Robert Reindollar Supporting the Patient with Chronic Hepatitis During Treatment Nezam H. Afdhal and Tiffany Geahigan Complementary and Alternative Treatment of Liver Disease Ken Flora and Kent Benner Drugs and Chronic Viral Hepatitis Ajay Batra, Richard W. Lambrecht, and Herbert L. Bonkovsky Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplantation Aijaz Ahmed and Emmet B. Keeffe Viral Hepatitis and Pregnancy Rene Davila and Caroline A. Riely Prevention and Immunoprophylaxis of Chronic Viral Hepatitis Raymond S. Koff

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