Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Comparative Hepatitis

Editors: Weber, Olaf, Protzer, Ulrike (Eds.)

  • Special emphasis on the comparison between human and animal disease
  • Provides an overview of etiological agents
  • Highlights new therapeutic approaches
  • Close link between basic and clinical research
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Acute and chronic hepatitis and hepatitis-related diseases such as liver failure, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are among the most important causes for disabilities and death. Hepatocellular injury is due to a variety of agents including viruses, toxins, radiation, injury and drugs but also bacteria, parasites and autoimmune reactions.

This volume reviews today’s knowledge about hepatitis with emphasis on comparative aspects between hepatitis in humans and animals, but also between different etiological agents. This particular viewpoint makes the book relevant for scientists from both human and veterinary medicine, gastroenterologists, pathologists, virologists and students of human and veterinary medicine.

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From the reviews: “The present volume reviews the most advanced knowledge about hepatitis by comparing this disease in humans and animals and describes the differences between the various etiologic agents. … Overall, this cross disciplinary monograph provides extraordinary up to date information on the latest developments in hepatitis research and covers basic biology and biochemistry of pathogens as well as medical aspects and implications relevant for the general public health. No doubt, the book is an excellent resource for both fundamental research scientist and clinicians.” (Norica Nichita, Romanian Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 47 (1), 2010)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Hepatitis in the clinics — Treatment options

    Manns, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Differential diagnosis of human hepatitis

    Sprinzl, Martin F. (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • Comparative pathology

    Longerich, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 47-73

  • Hepatitis B virus: Lessons learned from the virus life cycle

    Urban, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 75-94

  • Chronic hepatitis C: Portrait of a silent epidemic and the etiologic agent

    Bartenschlager, Ralf (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $249.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $319.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8557-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Hepatitis
Editors
  • Olaf Weber
  • Ulrike Protzer
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8558-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8558-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8557-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 383
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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