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.
• Alphabetical listing of virus chapters in standard format for quick reference • Simple language with liberal use of tables, figures, clinical and diagnostic algorithms means complex information is presented in a user friendly format • Guidance on differential diagnosis, infection control, treatment (including prophylaxis) and use of the laboratory; this aids investigations and clinical management of patients
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction to virology; Part I. Individual Viruses: 1. Adenoviruses; 2. Arboviruses and haemorrhagic fever viruses; 3. Cytomegalovirus (CMV); 4. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); 5. Enteroviruses; 6. Hepatitis A Virus (HAV); 7. Hepatitis B and D Viruses (HBV & HDV); 8. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV); 9. Hepatitis E Virus (HEV); 10. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV); 11. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); 12. Human Herpes Viruses types 6, 7 & 8 (HHV 6, 7, & 8); 13. Human T Cell Leukaemia Virus (HTLV); 14. Influenza viruses; 15. Measles virus; 16. Mumps virus; 17. Noroviruses; 18. Parainfluenza viruses; 19. Papilloma and Polyoma viruses; 20. Parvovirus B19; 21. Pox viruses; 22. Rabies virus; 23. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV); 24. Rhinoviruses; 25. Rotaviruses; 26. Rubella virus; 27. SARS CoV and other coronaviruses; 28. Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV); Part II. Other Related Agents: 29. Chlamydia; 30. Toxoplasma gondii; 31. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (CJD and nvCJD); Part III. Clinical Syndromes: 32. Central Nervous System viral infections; 33. Viral eye infections; 34. The common cold; 35. Respiratory virus infections; 36. Atypical pneumonia; 37. Gastroenteritis viruses; 38. Viral hepatitis; 39. Genital tract and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); 40. Glandular Fever-type illness; 41. Viral rashes and skin infections; 42. Infections in pregnancy, congenital and neonatal infections; 43. Virus infections in immunocompromised patients; 44. Viral malignancies; 45. Travel related infections; Part IV. Diagnostic Techniques: 46. Sending specimens to the laboratory; 47. Serological techniques; 48. Virus detection; 49. Molecular techniques; Part V. Patient Management: 50. Anti-viral drugs; 51. Viral vaccines; 52. Infection control; 53. Occupational health.
'[This volume] is clearly laid out in five main sections, each with a different emphasis, and taken as a whole gives a sound overview of the subject. … The tables at the end of each chapter on the individual viruses provide excellent guides to testing and interpretation.' Dr Ken Mutton, Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists
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