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Clinical and Diagnostic Virology

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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521694674

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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.

    • 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
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    "The book comprehensively covers, in simple language, viral illness, diagnostic methods, and other important issues with viral infections in the healthcare environment. The information is uniquely provided in concise charts, diagrams, and algorithms....The understanding of diagnostic techniques and when to apply them is this book's strength....This book finally provides a necessary guide to vast and confusing array of diagnostic tests."
    --Doody's Review Service

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521694674
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 11 colour illus. 62 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Goura Kudesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    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, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
    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.

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