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Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, 5th Edition

Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, 5th Edition

Arie J. Zuckerman (Editor), Jangu E. Banatvala (Editor), John R. Pattison (Editor), Paul Griffiths (Editor), Barry Schoub (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-02096-8

Aug 2004

912 pages

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The knowledge and practice of clinical virology continues to expand. This new fifth edition has thirty-six comprehensive chapters, each of which has been extensively revised or rewritten, with the addition of new colour plates.

This updated version takes into account knowledge accumulated in molecular biology with its applications for laboratory diagnosis, immunisation and antiviral chemotherapy. Each chapter highlights the clinical features and epidemiological patterns of infection. Similarly, in response to the global concern of the threat posed by new viruses, a new chapter on Emerging Infections is included.  

There is also new material on Hospital Acquired Infections, including some advice relating to SARS, that will be of benefit to those dealing with the day-to-day management of patients in hospital. 



Diagnostic Approaches (K Jeffrey and D. Pillay).

The Herpesviridae (G. Cleator and P. Klapper).

Hepatitis Viruses (T. Harrison, et al.).

Viruses Associated with Acute Diarrhoeal Disease (U. Desselberger and J. Gray).

Influenza (C. Potter).

Parainfluenza Viruses (S. Psarras et al)).

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (C. Hall).

Adenoviruses (M. Echavarria).

Rhinoviruses (N. Papadopoulos and S. Johnston).

Coronaviruses and Toroviruses (D. Cavanagh).

Measles (S. Schneider-Schaulies and V. ter Meulen).

Rubella (J. Best and J. Banatvala).

Mumps (P. Leinikki).

Enteroviruses (P. Minor and P Muir).

Poxviruses (I. Damon et al).

Alphaviruses (G. Lloyd).

Flaviviruses (B. Schoub and N. Blackburn).

Bunyaviridae (R. Swanepoel).

Arenaviruses (C. Howard).

Filoviruses (S. Fisher-Hoch).

Rabies and other Lyssavirus Infections(M. Warrell).

Papillomaviruses (D. McCance).

Human Polyomaviruses (K. Dörries).

Human Parvoviruses (K. Brown).

Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (R. Weiss, et al.).

The Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Viruses (G. Taylor).

Human Prion Diseases (J. Collinge).

GBV-C and TTV (S. Hino).

Emerging Virus Infections (B. Mahy).

Hospital-acquired Infections.

A Infections Acquired via the Blood-borne Route (A. Tilzey).

Infections Acquired via Other Routes (P. Rice).


“The index shows an excellent grasp of the subject and is clearly laid out”.  The headnote and list of common abbreviations were particularly useful for the reader”.  (Library & Information Gazette, 12 November 2010)