Research in Chronic Viral Hepatitis

  • W. H. Gerlich

Part of the Archives of Virology Supplementum book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Replication of hepatitis viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna R. Ciccaglione, Maria Rapicetta, Antonia Fabiano, C. Argentini, Maria Silvestro, R. Giuseppetti et al.
      Pages 15-21
    3. M. Artini, G. Natoli, Maria Laura Avantaggiati, Clara Balsano, P. Chirillo, A. Costanzo et al.
      Pages 23-29
    4. G. Carloni, S. Iacovacci, M. Sargiacomo, G. Ravagnan, A. Ponzetto, C. Peschle et al.
      Pages 31-39
  3. Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. H.-J. Schlicht, G. Wasenauer, J. Köck
      Pages 43-52
    3. M. Kann, R. Thomssen, H. G. Köchel, W. H. Gerlich
      Pages 53-62
    4. Clara Balsano, O. Billet, Myriam Bennoun, Catherine Cavard, A. Zider, Gisele Grimber et al.
      Pages 63-71
    5. G. Tappero, G. Natoli, F. Negro, Antonina Smedile, F. Bonino, M. Rizzetto et al.
      Pages 73-79
    6. Lucyna Cova, Agnes Duflot, M. Prave, C. Trepo
      Pages 81-87
  4. Pathogenic and protective immune responses against hepatitis viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. C. Ferrari, Amalia Penna, A. Bertoletti, F. Fiaccadori
      Pages 91-101
    3. R. Repp, B. v. Hörsten, A. Csecke, J. Kreuder, A. Borkhardt, W. R. Willems et al.
      Pages 103-111
    4. M. Ballaré, G. Airoldi, M. R. Brunetto, P. Manzini, G. Bordin, A. Touscoz et al.
      Pages 113-121
    5. M. Chabaud, N. Depril, P. Le Cann, D. Leboulleux, R. Nandi, A-M. Coll-Seck et al.
      Pages 123-131
    6. Sylvie Chassot, Véronique Lambert, A. Kay, C. Trépo, Lucyna Cova
      Pages 133-139
  5. Variability of hepatitis B virus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141

About these proceedings


Chronic viral hepatitis remains one of the major medical problems worldwide. Neither a cure nor eradication of this disease is in sight. The chronic disease caused by hepatitis viruses type B, C and D is a much greater problem than the acute disease caused by the same viruses or by hepatitis viruses type A and E. Chronic viral hepatitis often remains unrecognized until the patient develops decompensated liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. Furthermore, unrecognized chronic virus carriers are a persistent source of infection by sexual and other close contacts as well as during many medical procedures. The viruses of chronic hepatitis are very different from each other from a taxonomical point of view, but they share many common pathogenic properties and they often coinfect individuals. Six years ago Carlo De Bac, Gloria Taliani (Rome) and I undertook an effort to bring together, under the auspices of the European Society against Virus Diseases, clinicians, laboratory physicians, epidemiologists, pathologists and molecular biologists whose primary research interest is chronic viral hepatitis. The contributions from these quite divergent participants to a meeting devoted solely to chronic viral hepatitis were most stimulating and valuable. As a result of the success of the first meeting in Fiuggi (Italy), a second followed in Siena (Italy) 1990 and the recent third meeting was held in Pisa (Italy). Most of the speakers expressed interest in publishing their contributions in the form of a proceedings volume, as was done in the case of the Siena meeting.


antibody antigen cancer cell hepatitis hepatitis B immunology infection liver liver transplantation molecular biology pathogenesis transplantation viral hepatitis virus

Editors and affiliations

  • W. H. Gerlich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische VirologieJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenFederal Republic of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82497-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9312-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-1983
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