Hepatitis C in Developing Countries

Hepatitis C in Developing Countries

Current and Future Challenges

1st Edition - November 23, 2017

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  • Editor: Sanaa Kamal
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128032336
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128032343

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Hepatitis C in Developing Countries: Current and Future Challenges explores the current state of HCV in several countries, including Africa, Asia and South America. It maintains a dedicated focus on the epidemiology, clinical patterns, virologic diversity, coinfections, natural history and progression, complications, and response to standard of care (SOC) pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy of HCV with recommendations specific to middle and low income countries. Readers will find detailed information on the burden of HCV infection from a global health and economic perspective, along with data from multicenter trials on DAAs that have enrolled patients infected with HCV non-genotype 1.

Key Features

  • Features coverage on the prevention of, or inhibition of, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Presents data from trials on patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds and those infected with genotypes 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Addresses the epidemiology, modes of transmission, socio-political aspects, genotypes, and co-infections of Hepatitis C

Readership

Researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the areas of virology, hepatology, pharmacology, epidemiology and microbiology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Global Burden of Hepatitis C
    Section 1.1 The Public Health and Health Care Burden of Hepatitis C Infection
    Section 1.2 The Economic Burden of Hepatitis C Infection
    Section 1.3 The Social Burden of Hepatitis C Infection

    2. The Epidemic of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Section 2.1 HCV Statistics in Developing Countries
    Section 2.2 The Growing Challenge of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2.a  Epidemiology of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2.b  Modes of Transmission of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2 c  Socio-political Aspects of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2.d. Hepatitis C Genotypes in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2 e. Clinical Patterns and Complications of Hepatitis C Infection in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2.e  Access to Hepatitis C Treatment in Developing Countries
    Subsection 2.2.f. Impact of Coinfections on Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Section 2.3  Macro and Micro-economics of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries

    3. The Magnitude of Hepatitis C Problem in Specific Regions
    Section 3.1 Hepatitis C in Egypt
    Section 3.2  Hepatitis C in Africa
    Section 3.3  Hepatitis C in the Middle East
    Section 3.1 Hepatitis C in Indian Subcontinent
    Section 3.2  Hepatitis C in Latin America
    Section 3.3  Hepatitis C in Southeast Asia

    4. Challenges of Hepatitis C in Developing Countries
    Section 4.1 Direct Acting Antiviral Agents in Developing Countries
    Section 4.2 Challenges of Producing Drugs and Potential Vaccines for Hepatitis C Specifically for Developing Countries
    Section 4.3 Ethics of Hepatitis C Clinical Trials and Research in Developing Countries
    Section 4.4 Applications of Genetics in Developing Countries
    Section 4.5 Hepatitis C Surveillance and Prevention in Developing Countries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 23, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128032336
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128032343

About the Editor

Sanaa Kamal

Professor Sanaa Kamal works at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology within in the Ain Shams Faculuty of Medicine. She is a leading authority on the treatment and stidy of hepatitis C.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

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