Comparative Hepatitis

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Olaf Weber, Ulrike Protzer
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 25, 2008 - Medical - 383 pages
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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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Contents

Hepatitis in the clinics Treatment options
1
Differential diagnosis of human hepatitis
21
Comparative pathology
47
Lessons learned from the virus life cycle
75
Portrait of a silent epidemic and the etiologic agent
95
Hepatitis A infection
121
Hepatitis E infection
135
Bacterial infections of the liver
143
Autoimmune hepatitis in humans
217
Hepatitis in dogs
229
Hepatitis in horses
245
The woodchuck model of hepadnavirus infection
271
Hepadnaviruses have a narrow host range do they?
303
The liver as immune escape site for pathogens
341
Drug candidates for the treatment of viral hepatitis
361
Index
379

Diseases caused by adult parasites or their distinct life cycle stages
161

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