Hepatitis Viruses of Man - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127821504, 9781483220789

Hepatitis Viruses of Man

1st Edition

Authors: Arie J. Zuckerman Colin Howard
Editors: T. W. Tinsley F. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9781483220789
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 278
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Description

Hepatitis Viruses of Man covers the advances and developments in the study of viral hepatitis. The book discusses the history, epidemiology, and clinical features of viral hepatitis; the nomenclature and morphology of hepatitis viruses and their antigens; and the pathology of the liver in acute viral hepatitis. The text also describes the biochemical and biophysical properties of hepatitis B surface antigen; the nature and immunopathogenesis of hepatitis B; and the laboratory tests for hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody and hepatitis B core antigen and antibody. The carrier state; maternal transmission of hepatitis B and neonatal infection; and Hepatitis B virus and primary liver cancer are also considered. The book further tackles the laboratory tests for hepatitis A and the nature of the virus; immunization against hepatitis; and interferon and antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B infection. Microbiologists, pathologists, and medical doctors will find the book useful.

Table of Contents


Preface

1. The history of viral hepatitis

2. Nomenclature of hepatitis viruses and their antigens

3. The epidemiology of viral hepatitis

4. Pathology of the liver in viral hepatitis

5. The clinical features of viral hepatitis

6. The morphology of the hepatitis viruses

7. Biochemical and biophysical properties of hepatitis B surface

8. Laboratory tests for hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody

9. Laboratory tests for hepatitis B core antigen and antibody

10. The hepatitis B e antigen-antibody system

11. The nature of hepatitis B virus

12. Immunopathogenesis of hepatitis B

13. The carrier state

14. Maternal transmission of hepatitis B and neonatal infection

15. Hepatitis B virus and primary liver cancer

16. Laboratory tests for hepatitis A and the nature of the virus

17. Viral hepatitis in non-human primates

18. Non-A: non-B hepatitis

19. Hepatitis viruses: tissue and organ culture studies

20. Immunization against hepatitis

21. Interferon and antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B infection

References

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
278
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483220789

About the Author

Arie J. Zuckerman

APPOINTMENTS 1989-1999 AND CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Principal and Dean of the Royal Free and University College Medical School of University College London 1998-October 1999 (and of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine since 1989)

Professor of Medical Microbiology in the University of London 1975-1999. Professor Emeritus since October 1999

Honorary Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust since 1990

Non-Executive Director of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 1990-October 1999

Director, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Viral Hepatitis, London (1974-1989) and on Viral Diseases since 1990

Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Virus Diseases since 1974

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Virology (Wiley-Liss, New York) since 1976, and of the Journal of Virological Methods (Elsevier, Amsterdam) since 1979

Member of the Council of University College London since 1995

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Senior Lecturer 1965-1968; Reader in Virology 1968-1972; Professor of Virology 1972-1975; Professor of Medical Microbiology 1975-1989).

Member of several Expert and Advisory Groups to the Department of Health 1970-2000.

Member of the Council of the Royal College of Pathologists (1983-1986), Public Health Laboratory Service Board (1983-1989), Council of the Zoological Society of London (1989-1992),Court and Council of the University of London (1992-1998).

MILITARY SERVICE

Royal Air Force Medical Branch (1959-1962).

AUTHOR AND EDITOR of 16 textbooks and numerous publications in learned journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

Colin Howard

Colin R Howard, DSc, PhD, FRCPath, FRSB holds professorships at London and Birmingham Universities. With over 40 years of experience in research and the teaching of virology, he has taught workshops to undergraduates, veterinarians and postgraduate health care workers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. His research interests are focused on persistent virus infections and haemorrhage fevers. Through his interest in vaccines he has advised the World Health Organisation, government agencies and vaccine manufacturers.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Birmingham, UK

About the Editor

T. W. Tinsley

F. Brown