Chapter 4 : Infections with Multiple Hepatotropic Viruses

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The hepatotropic viruses are a major public health problem representing the most common cause of liver disease worldwide. This chapter highlights the clinical, histologic, and virologic aspects of multiple hepatotropic viral infections. It emphasizes features differentiating these from single hepatotropic infections and the mechanisms of viral interactions. Furthermore, the efficacy and limitations of current treatment options are discussed in addition to future treatment approaches. Finally, the chapter reviews the important interaction between the hepatotropic viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), not a hepatotropic virus per se, but frequently encountered in patients with parenteral exposures because of common routes of transmission.

Citation: Myers R, Ratziu V, Benhamou Y, Di Martino V, Moussalli J, Hélène Tainturier M, Poynard T. 2002. Infections with Multiple Hepatotropic Viruses, p 51-74. In Brogden K, Guthmiller J (ed), Polymicrobial Diseases. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817947.ch4

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