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HCV and Related Liver Diseases

  • Kiwamu Okita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XII
  2. Keisuke Hino, Michiari Okuda, Masaaki Korenaga, Yuhki Yamaguchi, Yoshiharu Katoh, Kiwamu Okita
    Pages 27-34
  3. Michio Sata, Yumiko Nagao, Tadamitsu Kameyama, Kyuichi Tanikawa
    Pages 35-43
  4. Naoya Kato, Keng-Hsin Lan, Suzane Kioko Ono-Nita, Hideo Yoshida, Yasushi Shiratori, Masao Omata
    Pages 45-58
  5. Masashi Mizokami, Tatsunori Nakano, Etsuro Orito
    Pages 73-84
  6. Shinichi Kakumu, IFN Treatment Group of Affiliated Hospitals of the Third Department of Internal Medicine
    Pages 85-92
  7. S. Nishiguchi, S. Nakatani, A. Tamori, T. Takeda, S. Shiomi, S. Seki et al.
    Pages 93-102
  8. Akinori Kasahara, Norio Hayashi, Shinichi Kakumu, Kendo Kiyosawa, Kiwamu Okita, The Osaka Liver Disease Study Group
    Pages 103-117
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-120

About these proceedings

Introduction

More than 2 million people in Japan have chronic hepatitis C and many of them will lose their lives to liver cirrhosis or complications of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatitis C virus-related diseases are a serious concern both in developing countries and in Japan and the United States, where the number of patients is also in the millions. Therapeutic modalities recently developed in Japan, including interferon therapy and nutritional supportive therapy, are gaining worldwide acceptance. At this critical juncture, HCV and Related Liver Diseases presents new information on etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy. Viral hepatitis was the theme of the Yamaguchi Symposium on Liver Disease, meeting in December 1998 and attended by leading hepatologists and virologists. Collected in this volume are the papers from the symposium, providing a valuable resource for hepatologists, gastroenterologists, and others working to understand and treat viral hepatitis.

Keywords

cancer hepatitis liver liver disease viral hepatitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Kiwamu Okita
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of Internal MedicineYamaguchi University School of MedicineKogushi, Ube, YamaguchiJapan

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