Clinical and Diagnostic Virology

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-02
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This basic but comprehensive text is aimed at all healthcare professionals who need a clear understanding of medical virology. Written by two highly experienced virologists, the book is divided into five sections: 1) Individual viruses; 2) Other related agents; 3) Clinical syndromes; 4) Diagnostic techniques; 5) Patient management. The individual virus chapters provide information on incubation period, infectivity, control of infection and management. The clinical syndrome chapters provide information on the clinical presentation of disease, thus enabling the reader to search according to patient symptoms rather than referring to several individual virus chapters. The standard chapter formats, simple language and liberal use of tables, figures and algorithms enable quick access to key information, and the comprehensive coverage of all viral agents is unique in a practical guide of this size.

Author Biography

Goura Kudesia is a Consultant Virologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and Honorary Professor of Clinical Virology at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Tim Wreghitt is Regional Microbiologist for the East of England at the Health Protection Agency. He is also Honorary Consultant Virologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and Associate Lecturer, Cambridge University, UK.

Table of Contents

List of platesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Individual Viruses: Introduction to virologyp. 1
Adenovirusesp. 7
Arboviruses and haemorrhagic fever virusesp. 10
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)p. 17
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)p. 21
Enterovirusesp. 24
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)p. 28
Hepatitis B and D viruses (HBV and HDV)p. 32
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)p. 41
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)p. 46
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)p. 49
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)p. 54
Human herpes viruses types 6, 7 and 8 (HHV 6, 7 and 8)p. 62
Human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV)p. 64
Influenza virusesp. 69
Measles virusp. 73
Mumps virusp. 77
Norovirusesp. 80
Parainfluenza virusesp. 82
Papilloma and polyoma virusesp. 84
Parvovirus B19p. 90
Pox virusesp. 94
Rabies virusp. 98
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)p. 101
Rhinovirusesp. 104
Rotavirusp. 106
Rubella virusp. 109
SARS CoV and other coronavirusesp. 113
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV)p. 116
Other Related Agents
Chlamydiap. 121
Toxoplasma gondiip. 126
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (CJD and vCJD)p. 129
Clinical Syndromes
Central nervous system viral infectionsp. 133
Viral eye infectionsp. 137
The common coldp. 141
Respiratory virus infectionsp. 144
Atypical pneumoniap. 147
Gastroenteritis virusesp. 150
Viral hepatitisp. 153
Genital tract and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)p. 160
Glandular fever-type illnessp. 164
Viral rashes and skin infectionsp. 166
Infections in pregnancy, congenital and neonatal infectionsp. 173
Virus infections in immunocompromised patientsp. 184
Viral malignanciesp. 193
Travel-related infectionsp. 198
Diagnostic Techniques
Sending specimens to the laboratoryp. 201
Serological techniquesp. 204
Virus detectionp. 211
Molecular techniquesp. 217
Patient Management
Antiviral drugsp. 221
Viral vaccinesp. 232
Infection controlp. 239
Occupational healthp. 246
Indexp. 250
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