About this Research Topic
At present, there are five types of hepatitis viruses, refer to as HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV. They belong to five different virus families and are distinct in transmission route and susceptible population. Early diagnosis of hepatitis infection and early evaluation of its prognosis are very important for effective treatment. However, from a global perspective, less than 5% of patients with chronic viral hepatitis know their own situation. Due to the lack of awareness of viral hepatitis infection, people often ignore antiviral treatment, leading to disease progression. It is very important to diagnose viral hepatitis infection in a timely and accurate manner, to better evaluate the prognosis of patients, and to explore novel anti-viral therapies. We hope that through this Research Topic, we can explore new methods for diagnosis and prognosis evaluation of patients with viral hepatitis, and explore new markers for antiviral efficacy evaluation, to provide new ideas and scientific theoretical basis for the diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis.
This Research Topic aims at providing new ideas and a scientific theoretical basis for the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of various viral hepatitis. We welcome submissions of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, Hypothesis, and Theory, focusing on the following aspects:
• Diagnosis of viral hepatitis, screening of prognostic markers and model construction
• Multi-omics analysis on viral hepatitis, including proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, etc
• Symptoms and pathogenesis of hepatitis virus extrahepatic infection
• Evaluation of the therapeutic effect of anti-hepatitis virus therapy
• Host immune response to hepatitis virus
Keywords: Viral Hepatitis, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Extrahepatic Manifestations
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