Chapter 43. Aetiology of Fulminant Hepatitis

  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. Kittichai Promrat and
  2. Jack R Wands

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch43

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Promrat, K. and Wands, J. R. (2005) Aetiology of Fulminant Hepatitis, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch43

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



  • acute liver failure (ALF);
  • hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection;
  • hepatitis A virus (HAV);
  • hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • hepatitis delta virus (HDV)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hepatitis A virus (HAV)

  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

  • Hepatitis delta virus (HDV)

  • Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

  • Putative new hepatitis viruses

  • Non-hepatotropic viruses