Chronically Evolving Viral Hepatitis

  • C. De Bac
  • G. Taliani
  • W. H. Gerlich
Conference proceedings

Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Immune pathogenesis of viral hepatitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Vallbracht, B. Fleischer
      Pages 3-4
    3. C. Ferrari, Amalia Penna, A. Bertoletti, A. Cavalli, A. Valli, G. Missale et al.
      Pages 11-18
    4. V. Barnaba, A. Franco, M. Paroli, R. Benvenuto, I. Santilio, F. Balsano
      Pages 19-22
    5. Amalia Penna, A. Bertoletti, A. Cavalli, A. Valli, G. Missale, M. Pilli et al.
      Pages 23-28
    6. S. P. E. Sylvan, U. B. Hellström, G. Fei, H. Norder, L. Magnius, G. Lindh
      Pages 29-35
    7. U. B. Hellström, S. P. E. Sylvan
      Pages 36-38
    8. Ch. Possehl, R. Repp, K.-H. Heermann, E. Korec, A. Uy, W. H. Gerlich
      Pages 39-41
    9. R. Volpes, J. J. van den Oord, V. J. Desmet
      Pages 42-45
    10. Margherita Melegari, P. P. Scaglioni, C. Pasquinelli, F. Manenti, Erica Villa
      Pages 46-49
  3. Oncogenic properties of hepatitis viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. M. L. Avantaggiati, C. Balsano, G. Natoli, E. De Marzio, H. Will, E. Elfassi et al.
      Pages 57-61
    3. A. S. Kekulé, U. Lauer, L. Weiß, P. H. Hofschneider, R. Koshy
      Pages 63-64
    4. G. Natoli, C. Balsano, M. L. Avantaggiati, E. De Marzio, M. Artini, D. Collepardo et al.
      Pages 65-69
    5. A. Sangiovanni, G. Covini, M. G. Rumi, R. Marcelli, M. Colombo
      Pages 70-75
    6. Martina Baur, U. Hay, G. Novacek, C. Dittrich, P. Ferenci
      Pages 76-80
  4. Hepatitis B virus variants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. F. Bonino, M. R. Brunetto
      Pages 83-85
    3. Elisabetta Cariani, G. Fiordalisi, D. Primi
      Pages 86-89
    4. S. Tong, C. Diot, P. Gripon, J. Li, L. Vitvitski, C. Trépo et al.
      Pages 90-94
    5. S. P. Tong, L. Vitvitski, J. S. Li, C. Pichoud, C. Trépo
      Pages 95-96
    6. G. Gerken, P. Paterlini, D. Kremsdorf, M. A. Petit, M. Manns, K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde et al.
      Pages 97-101
  5. Serodiagnosis of hepatitis B

  6. Hepatitis B surface proteins and vaccination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. W. H. Gerlich, K.-H. Heermann, Lu Xuanyong
      Pages 129-132
    3. U. Machein, R. Nagel, R. Prange, A. Clemen, R. E. Streeck
      Pages 133-136
    4. M. P. Corradi, C. Tata, P. Marchegiano, E. Villa, M. De Palma, G. Trianni et al.
      Pages 147-153
  7. Characterization of hepatitis C virus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. E. Schreier, K. Fuchs, M. Höhne, M. Motz, R. Zachoval, J. Esteban et al.
      Pages 179-183
    3. P. Neri, A. Bonci, G. Campoccia, G. Fanetti, L. Lozzi, M. Scarselli et al.
      Pages 186-190
    4. D. Infantolino, M. Chiaramonte, A. R. Zanetti, R. R. Lesniewski, F. Bonino
      Pages 191-195
  8. Hepatitis C virus and liver disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde, G. Gerken, M. Manns
      Pages 201-204

About these proceedings


Chronic viral hepatitis is discussed here in a multidisciplinary approach. The editors' goal was to assemble contributions from clinicians, laboratory physicians, epidemiologists, pathologists, and molecular biologists to provide a synopsis of all the important aspects of this disease. A key element in the chronic evolution of viral hepatitis is the persistent coexistence of a cytotoxic immune response and viral gene expression which is discussed in eleven articles on immune pathogenesis. The oncogenicity of hepatitis B virus at the molecular level and of hepatitis C virus at the epidemiological level is discussed in two chapters. The application of PCR for the detection of hepatitis viruses and their variants is a major topic of both practical and theoretical interest. The clinical significance of newly developed serological assays for diagnosis and prevention is discussed in depth by specialists from clinics, transfusion centers and virological laboratories. The therapy of chronic viral hepatitis is still unsatisfactory, but some slow progress is described in several articles. Furthermore, the volume has a special chapter on the often neglected topic of chronic hepatitis in childhood.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. De Bac
    • 1
  • G. Taliani
    • 1
  • W. H. Gerlich
    • 2
  1. 1.Titolare II Cattedra ClinicaMalattie Tropicli e InfettiveRomaItaly
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische VirologieJustus-Leibig-UniversitätGiessenFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82350-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-5633-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-1983
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