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A Practical Guide to Clinical Virology, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Clinical Virology, 2nd Edition



This Second Edition of A Practical Guide to Clinical Virology is a practical, highly illustrated, quick reference guide to clinical virology. It brings together the essentials of the subject in a entertaining and informative style, describing in turn the clinical features, the symptoms and signs of each of the viral diseases, as well as summarising the epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis and therapy in each case. This book also includes general chapters on classification, diagnosis of infection, antiviral drugs, vaccines and different clinical syndromes.

Key Features:

  • Chapter summaries for quick reference
  • Cartoon illustrations
  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Clear and concise format

Each chapter is easy to read and well organised, ensuring that this is an invaluable textbook for all medical, biomedical, microbiology and applied biology students. In addition, it provides an excellent reference for nurses, occupational health and infection control departments, public health and diagnostic laboratories.

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Preface to 1st Edition xiii

Abbreviations xv

References for Further Reading xvii

1 Classification and Nomenclature of Human and Animal Viruses 1
Y. Ghendon

2 Viruses and Disease 7
G. Haukenes and J. R. Pattison

3 Laboratory Diagnosis of Virus Infections 15
G. Haukenes and R. J. Whitley

4 Antiviral Drugs 21
J. S. Oxford and R. J. Whitley

5 Virus Vaccines 37
L. R. Haaheim and J. R. Pattison

6 Enteroviruses: Polioviruses, Coxsackieviruses, Echoviruses and Newer Enteroviruses 45
A. L. Bruu

7 Polioviruses 47
A. L. Bruu

8 Coxsackieviruses, Echoviruses and Enteroviruses 29–34 and 68–71 55
A. L. Bruu

9 Rhinoviruses and Coronaviruses 61
I. Ørstavik

10 Influenzaviruses 67
L. R. Haaheim

11 Parainfluenzaviruses 75
A. B. Dalen

12 Mumps Virus 81
B. Bjorvatn and G. Haukenes

13 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) 89
G. Ånestad

14 Measles Virus 97
N. A. Halsey

15 Rubella Virus 105
G. Haukenes

16 Adenoviruses 113
I. Ørstavik and D. Wiger

17 Rotaviruses 121
I. Ørstavik and E. Kjeldsberg

18 Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1 and HSV2) 127
E. Tjøtta and G. Hoddevik

19 Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)—Varicella 137
A. Winsnes and R. Winsnes

20 Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)—Zoster 145
A. Winsnes and R. Winsnes

21 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 149
A. B. Dalen

22 Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV) 157
E. Tjøtta

23 Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) 167
J. A. McCullers

24 Hepatitis A Virus 173
M. Degré

25 Hepatitis B Virus 179
G. L. Davis

26 Hepatitis C Virus 185
G. L. Davis

27 Hepatitis D Virus 191
G. L. Davis

28 Hepatitis E Virus 195
M. Degré

29 Emerging Hepatitis Viruses 201
G. L. Davis

30 Parvovirus B19 203
J. R. Pattison

31 Retroviruses 209
A. B. Dalen

32 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 213
B. Asjö

33 Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I and II 221
R. J. Whitley and G. Shaw

34 Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) Virus 227
T. Traavik

35 Hantaviruses—HFRS and HPS 235
D. Wiger

36 Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses 241
G. Haukenes

37 Rabies Virus 245
B. Bjorvatn and G. Haukenes

38 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 251
T. Traavik

39 Human Polyomaviruses 259
T. Traavik

40 Slow Viruses 263
G. Haukenes

41 Poxviruses 267
G. Haukenes

42 Clinical Syndromes 271
G. Haukenes and J. R. Pattison

Index 277

  • All Editors/Authors are well respected within their field.
  • Contributions by UK, European and US authors.
  • Covers a wide range of clinical virology, with essential points highlighted.
  • Excellent student revision text.
  • Each chapter is summerised by a relevant cartoon, which aides revision.