Hepatitis B Virus and Liver Disease

  • Jia-Horng Kao
  • Ding-Shinn Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Darren J. Wong, Stephen A. Locarnini
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kazuaki Chayama, C. Nelson Hayes
    Pages 25-43
  4. Fu-Sheng Wang, Ji-Jing Shi
    Pages 45-62
  5. Yael Bogler, Robert J. Wong, Robert G. Gish
    Pages 63-89
  6. John W. Ward, Pierre Van Damme
    Pages 91-117
  7. Hung-Chih Yang
    Pages 119-133
  8. Masaya Sugiyama, Tadasu Shin-I, Masashi Mizokami
    Pages 135-142
  9. Valerie Fako, Xin W. Wang
    Pages 143-162
  10. Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
    Pages 163-179
  11. Tarik Asselah, Patrick Marcellin
    Pages 181-191
  12. Jonggi Choi, Young-Suk Lim
    Pages 193-217
  13. Di Wu, Qin Ning
    Pages 219-237
  14. Carla S. Coffin, Norah A. Terrault
    Pages 239-262
  15. Ming-Wei Lai, Huey-Ling Chen, Mei-Hwei Chang
    Pages 263-296
  16. Man-Fung Yuen
    Pages 297-313
  17. Jau-Hau Horng, Chang-Ru Wu, Pei-Jer Chen
    Pages 343-353
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 355-360

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of HBV infection and liver disease. It discusses new data on basic and translational medicine, including the viral life cycle, the immunopathogenesis of virus-induced chronic hepatitis, viral and host genetic factors affecting disease progression, and the mechanism of virus-induced hepatocarcinogenesis, as well as their potential applications in daily clinical practice. The clinical aspects of chronic HBV infection are examined in chapters on the global epidemiology, efficacy of HBV vaccination, natural history, co-infections with HCV, HDV or HIV, and management of special populations including children, pregnant women and patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. Further, it describes the advances and perspectives in the development of novel antiviral treatments as possible cures for HBV infection. The book is a valuable resource for medical students, physicians, and researchers who are interested in management of patients with chronic HBV infection and investigation HBV infection.


hepatocellular carcinoma hepatitis B virus HBV chronic hepatitis liver cirrhosis immunosuppressive therapy Immunopathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jia-Horng Kao
    • 1
  • Ding-Shinn Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Clinical MedicineNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Clinical MedicineNational Taiwan University College of Medicine, Genomics Research CenterAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4842-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4843-2
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology