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Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Diagnosis and Therapeutics

  • Raymond S. Koff
  • George Y. Wu

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert M. Smith, George Y. Wu
    Pages 1-23
  3. Robert L. Carithers Jr.
    Pages 25-40
  4. David G. Forcione, Raymond T. Chung, Jules L. Dienstag
    Pages 41-58
  5. Gregory T. Everson
    Pages 59-94
  6. Michael A. Poles, Douglas T. Dieterich
    Pages 95-108
  7. Terence L. Angtuaco, Donald M. Jensen
    Pages 109-121
  8. Eng-Kiong Teo, Anna Suk-Fong Lok
    Pages 123-144
  9. Manal F. Abdelmalek, Gary L. Davis
    Pages 145-167
  10. Nezam H. Afdhal, Tiffany Geahigan
    Pages 211-232
  11. Ken Flora, Kent Benner
    Pages 233-250
  12. Ajay Batra, Richard W. Lambrecht, Herbert L. Bonkovsky
    Pages 251-271
  13. Aijaz Ahmed, Emmet B. Keeffe
    Pages 273-290
  14. Rene Davila, Caroline A. Riely
    Pages 291-303
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 325-339

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond S. Koff
    • 1
  • George Y. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology-HepatologyUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

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