Viral Hepatitis

Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention

  • Steven Specter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Steven Specter
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jack T. Stapleton
    Pages 7-33
  4. Girish N. Vyas, T. S. Benedict Yen
    Pages 35-63
  5. Mauro Bendinelli, Maria Linda Vatteroni, Fabrizio Maggi, Mauro Pistello
    Pages 65-127
  6. Antonia Smedile, Giorgio Verme
    Pages 129-150
  7. Patrice O. Yarbough, Albert W. Tam
    Pages 151-174
  8. Thomas P. Leary, Isa K. Mushahwar
    Pages 175-191
  9. Richard L. Hodinka
    Pages 193-249
  10. Christopher O’Brien, Dilip Moonka
    Pages 251-316
  11. John A. Lewis
    Pages 317-375
  12. Steven Specter
    Pages 377-391
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 393-403

About this book


In Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention, leading international virologists review the state-of-the-art in the biology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of the hepatitis viruses. The authorities writing here examine the five well-recognized hepatitis viruses, A through E, and some of the newer agents, the so-called non A-E hepatitis viruses. They also provide in-depth discussions of the biology of the viruses, the pathogenesis of the acute and chronic diseases they cause, the methods and ease with which they are transmitted, and their clinical signs and symptoms. Additional topics include diagnostic tests and routine blood screening, new vaccines, and the use of interferon and antiviral drugs.
Viral Hepatitis: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the hepatitis viruses currently available. Rich in the practical details of viral diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, it constitutes today's gold-standard reference on this major health threat for all concerned physicians and researchers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Specter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA

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