Chapter 9. Viral Hepatitis

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Tracey Dudley RN, BSc (Hons) Clinical Nurse Specialist

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch9

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Dudley, T. (2009) Viral Hepatitis, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. The Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

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Keywords:

  • acute liver failure (ALF);
  • The hepatitis A virus (HAV);
  • Prevention and health promotion;
  • deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA);
  • Geographical prevalence of HBV;
  • The immune tolerance phase (HBeAg-positive);
  • Complications of chronic HBV infection;
  • Extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection;
  • health-related quality of life (HRQoL);
  • highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hepatitis A virus

  • Hepatitis E virus

  • Hepatitis B virus

  • Hepatitis D virus

  • Hepatitis C virus

  • Hepatitis and HIV co-infection

  • Chapter summary

  • Illustrative case study