Olaf Weber, Ulrike Protzer
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 25, 2008 - Medical - 383 pages
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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Differential diagnosis of human hepatitis
Lessons learned from the virus life cycle
Portrait of a silent epidemic and the etiologic agent
Hepatitis A infection
Hepatitis E infection
Bacterial infections of the liver
Autoimmune hepatitis in humans
Hepatitis in dogs
Hepatitis in horses
The woodchuck model of hepadnavirus infection
Hepadnaviruses have a narrow host range do they?
The liver as immune escape site for pathogens
Drug candidates for the treatment of viral hepatitis
Diseases caused by adult parasites or their distinct life cycle stages