© 1992

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

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

  • Book Title Chronically Evolving Viral Hepatitis
  • Editors C. DeBac
    W.H. Gerlich
    G. Taliani
  • Series Title Archives of Virology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-82350-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-5633-9
  • Series ISSN 0939-1983
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hepatology
    Biochemistry, general
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