16. Infections in the Liver

  1. John N. Plevris MD, PhD, FRCPE, FEBGH3 and
  2. Colin W. Howden MD, FRCP (Glasg.), FACP, AGAF, FACG4
  1. Veerendra Sandur MBBS, MD, DNM, DM (Gastro)1 and
  2. George Therapondos MBChB (Hons), PhD, MD, FRCP (Ed)2

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch16

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

How to Cite

Sandur, V. and Therapondos, G. (2012) Infections in the Liver, in Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology (eds J. N. Plevris and C. W. Howden), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liver Transplantation Fellow, Multiorgan Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Multiorgan Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182270

Online ISBN: 9781444346381

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Keywords:

  • hepatitis B;
  • hepatitis C;
  • cirrhosis;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • cytomegalovirus;
  • tuberculosis;
  • echinococcosis;
  • liver transplantation

Summary

This chapter discusses three cases of patients with infection-related liver disease and highlights some of the issues facing the treating clinician. The first two cases discuss chronic viral hepatitis in some detail and illustrate some of the common problems seen during management of these patients both before and after liver transplantation. The third case describes a parasitic infection that is infrequently seen in the developed world and discusses diagnosis and management.