Chapter 26. The Immune Response to Hepatitis C Virus in Acute and Chronic Infection

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Khadija Iken and
  2. Margaret J Koziel

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch26

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Iken, K. and Koziel, M. J. (2005) The Immune Response to Hepatitis C Virus in Acute and Chronic Infection, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131

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Keywords:

  • immune response;
  • hepatitis C virus;
  • humoral immunity;
  • cellular immunity;
  • genetic susceptibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanisms of clearance

  • Mechanisms of chronicity in hepatitis C infection

  • The role of immune responses in chronic infection