Gonorrhea and Viral Hepatitis: Risk Factors, Clinical Management and Potential Complications

Leonard H. Sullivan (Editor)

Series: Sexology Research and Issues
BISAC: MED022090

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) represent a global problem that has an impact on the reproductive and sexual health worldwide. The most common causative agents of the STIs are Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria (N.) gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum and Trichomonas vaginalis. The World Health Organization estimated that these four main curable STIs cause approximately 498.9 million new cases worldwide in 2008. STIs can lead to serious consequences including health complications, chronic disease and high morbidity. Moreover, the economic costs associated with treatment of these diseases are immense. Furthermore, the resistance to antibiotics, in particular in N. gonorrhoeae, has emerged in recent years. For these reasons, STIs represent a serious current public health problem. This book discusses several STI’s including gonorrhea, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Review Gonococcal Infections (pp. 1-26)
Jose G. Castro and Jose Francisco Duda, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami)

Chapter 2 - Host Hormonal Risk Factors Associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection of Women (pp. 27-42)
Stephanie E. McLaughlin and J. McL. Griffiss (Johns Hopkins University, University of California San Francisco)

Chapter 3 - Hepatitis C Virus and Epigenetic Modifications (pp. 43-66)
Aurora Sánchez-Pacheco, Antonio Madejón, Irene Francisco-Recuero and Javier García-Samaniego (Gastroenterology Service. Hospital La Paz-Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4 - Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection (pp. 67-84
R. Sleha, V. Bostik, M. Salavec, P. Bostik, E. Slehova, R. Kukla and S. Janovska (Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 5 - Prevention of Viral Hepatitis B after Liver Transplantation (pp. 85-110)
James Fung, Man-Fung Yuen and See-Ching Chan (Liver Transplant Center, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, and others)

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