Chapter 37. Epidemiology and Natural History

  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. Floriano Rosina and
  2. Mario Rizzetto

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch37

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rosina, F. and Rizzetto, M. (2005) Epidemiology and Natural History, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch37

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:

  • hepatitis delta virus (HDV);
  • epidemiology;
  • endemic HDV infection;
  • co-infection;
  • cirrhosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology of delta hepatitis

  • Natural history

  • Factors influencing the outcome of delta hepatitis

  • Summary and conclusions