Varicella Zoster Virus: Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Aspects / Edition 1

Varicella Zoster Virus: Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Aspects / Edition 1

by Manfred H. Wolff
     
 

ISBN-10: 3805568843

ISBN-13: 9783805568845

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Karger, S. Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805568845
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Contributions to Microbiology Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
General Aspects
Morphological and Biological Characteristics of Varicella-Zoster Virus1
Genomic Structure and Organization of Varicella-Zoster Virus10
Overview of the Replication Cycle of Varicella-Zoster Virus21
Role of Glycoproteins in Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection43
Varicella-Zoster Virus: Latency and Reactivation61
Pathogenesis and Clinical Aspects
Epidemiology of Varicella Infections76
Viremic Stages of Different Varicella-Zoster Virus-Associated Diseases86
Chickenpox (Varicella)96
Shingles (Zoster)111
Postherpeutic Neuralgia128
Infections during Pregnancy141
Diagnosis of Varicella-Zoster Virus-Associated Diseases with Special Emphasis on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host150
Approaches to the Treatment of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections158
Experience with Live-Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Vaccines173
Development of Recombinant Varicella-Zoster Virus Vaccines193
Author Index201
Subject Index202

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