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.
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
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- 1st January 1979
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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
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).
Royal Air Force Medical Branch (1959-1962).
AUTHOR AND EDITOR of 16 textbooks and numerous publications in learned journals.
Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
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.
University of Birmingham, UK