Hepatitis B Virus in Human Diseases

  • Yun-Fan Liaw
  • Fabien Zoulim

Part of the Molecular and Translational Medicine book series (MOLEMED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Maura Dandri, Tassilo Volz, Marc Lütgehetmann
    Pages 35-62
  3. Hideaki Kato, Masaya Sugiyama, Masashi Mizokami
    Pages 63-78
  4. Matteo Iannacone, Luca G. Guidotti
    Pages 79-93
  5. Francesca Guerrieri, Laura Belloni, Natalia Pediconi, Massimo Levrero
    Pages 95-121
  6. Christoph Seeger, Samuel Litwin, William S. Mason
    Pages 123-145
  7. Daniel Lavanchy, Mark Kane
    Pages 187-203
  8. Christoph Höner zu Siederdissen, Markus Cornberg, Michael P. Manns
    Pages 205-216
  9. Chia-Ming Chu, Yun-Fan Liaw
    Pages 217-247
  10. Chien-Jen Chen, Hwai-I Yang, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Jessica Liu, Hui-Han Hu
    Pages 249-276
  11. Giovanni Raimondo, Teresa Pollicino
    Pages 277-301
  12. Victor C. K. Lo, Harry L. A. Janssen
    Pages 325-338
  13. Mauro Viganò, Massimo Puoti, Pietro Lampertico
    Pages 339-359
  14. Tsung-Hui Hu, Chao-Long Chen
    Pages 361-397
  15. Yun-Fan Liaw, Fabien Zoulim
    Pages 449-453
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 455-468

About this book


This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for students, clinicians, and researchers with an interest in hepatitis B.  The book reviews new data about basic and translational science including the viral life cycle, the immunopathogenesis of virus induced chronic hepatitis, the mechanism of virus induced liver cancer, and their potential applications for the clinical management of patients. The clinical aspects of this chronic viral infection are reviewed in detail with important chapters on the global epidemiology, the natural history of the disease, co-infections with its satellite virus HDV or HIV, and management of special patient populations. A major emphasis is made on the management of antiviral therapy and the recent international guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis B. Finally, the book reviews the current state of the art regarding immunoprophylaxis to prevent the spread of the virus and its major clinical consequences. The new advances and perspectives in the development of improved antiviral treatments are also discussed.

Hepatitis B Virus in Human Diseases will serve as a very useful resource for students, physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in, this challenging chronic viral infection.  It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.  All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.  


HBV carcinogenesis HBV immunopathogenesis HDV on HBV infection Immunoprophylaxis of HBV Translational medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Yun-Fan Liaw
    • 1
  • Fabien Zoulim
    • 2
  1. 1.Chang Gung UniversityChang Gung Memorial HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.INSERM Unit 1052, Hospices Civils de LyonLyon UniversityLyonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22329-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22330-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7852
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7860
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