© 2008

Comparative Hepatitis

  • Olaf Weber
  • Ulrike Protzer

Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases book series (BAID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael P. Manns, Katja Deterding
    Pages 1-20
  3. Martin F. Sprinzl, Peter R. Galle
    Pages 21-46
  4. Thomas Longerich, Peter Schirmacher
    Pages 47-73
  5. Stephan Urban, Ulrike Protzer
    Pages 75-94
  6. Ralf Bartenschlager, Gang Long, Darius Moradpour
    Pages 95-120
  7. Manfred H. Wolff, Axel Schmidt
    Pages 121-134
  8. Axel Schmidt, Manfred H. Wolff
    Pages 135-142
  9. Hilmar Wisplinghoff, Darryn L. Appleton
    Pages 143-160
  10. Stefan Lüth, Ansgar W. Lohse
    Pages 217-228
  11. Jan Rothuizen
    Pages 229-243
  12. Andy E. Durham
    Pages 245-269
  13. Bud C. Tennant, William E. Hornbuckle, John L. Gerin
    Pages 271-301
  14. Kai Dallmeier, Michael Nassal
    Pages 303-339
  15. Percy A. Knolle, Dirk Stabenow
    Pages 341-360
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


Acute and chronic hepatitis and hepatitis-related diseases such as liver failure, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are among the most important causes for disabilities and death. Hepatocellular injury is due to a variety of agents including viruses, toxins, radiation, injury and drugs but also bacteria, parasites and autoimmune reactions.

This volume reviews today’s knowledge about hepatitis with emphasis on comparative aspects between hepatitis in humans and animals, but also between different etiological agents. This particular viewpoint makes the book relevant for scientists from both human and veterinary medicine, gastroenterologists, pathologists, virologists and students of human and veterinary medicine.


Hepatitis bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections hepatitis B infection infections liver parasite viral hepatitis virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Weber
    • 1
  • Ulrike Protzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Bayer AGLeverkusenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of VirologyTechnical University Munich/Helmholtz Center MunichMünchenGermany

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From the reviews: “The present volume reviews the most advanced knowledge about hepatitis by comparing this disease in humans and animals and describes the differences between the various etiologic agents. … Overall, this cross disciplinary monograph provides extraordinary up to date information on the latest developments in hepatitis research and covers basic biology and biochemistry of pathogens as well as medical aspects and implications relevant for the general public health. No doubt, the book is an excellent resource for both fundamental research scientist and clinicians.” (Norica Nichita, Romanian Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 47 (1), 2010)