Cytomegalovirus: Biology and Infection

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In order to account for the recent manifold success of cytomegaloviruses--primarily as opportunistic infections associated with AIDS--and the resulting research, the new edition of the literature review has been almost entirely rewritten, maintaining little more than the structure of the 1982 first edition. The emphasis is on newer insights in virology, immunology, serology, epidemiology, and clinical aspects, presenting much of the original data as well as the various authors' conclusions. New chapters cover molecular biology and gene products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468440751
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Current Topics in Infectious Disease Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. History of Cytomegalovirus.- 2. Molecular Biology of Cytomegalovirus Replication.- 3. Gene Products of Cytomegalovirus and Their Immunologic Significance.- 4. Characteristics of Cytomegalovirus.- 5. Virological Diagnosis and Infections in Cells and Tissues.- 6. Serologic Tests for Cytomegalovirus Infections.- 7. Cell-Mediated Immunity to Cytomegalovirus Infection.- 8. Variants of Human Cytomegalovirus.- 9. Epidemiology of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Man.- 10. Pathology of Cytomegalovirus Infection.- 11. Congenital and Perinatal Human Cytomegalovirus Infections.- 12. Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection in Immunocompetent Patients.- 13. Human Cytomegalovirus Infections in Immunosuppressed Patients.- 14. Treatment and Prevention of Cytomegalovirus Infections.- 15. Nonhuman Cytomegaloviruses.- 16. Murine Cytomegalovirus.- References.- Author Index.

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