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Hepatitis C Virus

Virology

Specific Viruses and Viral Infections

  1. Peter Simmonds BM PhD MRCPath1,
  2. David Mutimer MBBS MD FRACP FRCP Reader in Hepatology, and, Consultant Hepatologist2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0260

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Simmonds, P. and Mutimer, D. 2010. Hepatitis C Virus. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Edinburgh, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Birmingham, Liver and Hepatobiliary Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Relationship of HCV to other Viruses
  • 3
    Properties of the Virus
  • 4
    Replication of HCV
  • 5
    Proteins of HCV
  • 6
    HCV Genetic Variability
  • 7
    Clinical and Pathological Aspects
  • 8
    Epidemiology
  • 9
    Diagnostic Tests for HCV Infection
  • 10
    Control of HCV Infection
  • 11
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • hepatitis C virus;
  • HCV translation;
  • NS2 protein;
  • nucleotide sequence variation;
  • acute hepatitis;
  • alanine aminotransferase (ALT);
  • viremia-detected by PCR;
  • chronic hepatitis