ISBN-10:
0824742478
ISBN-13:
9780824742478
Pub. Date:
08/26/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Viral Infections and Treatment

Viral Infections and Treatment

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Overview

Updates the current body of knowledge on the transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of viral diseases. Offers new antiviral agents and diagnostic tools to guide specialists in their therapeutic decision-making. Considers emerging antiviral treatments, including the use of gene therapy, antisense, ribozymes, and immunomodulatory approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824742478
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/26/2003
Series: Infectious Disease and Therapy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceiii
Contributorsxi
1.Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens1
Infections of the Respiratory Tract
2.Influenza: The Virus, the Disease, and Its Control39
3.Respiratory Syncytial Virus91
4.Rhinovirus139
5.Herpes Simplex Virus165
6.Varicella-Zoster Virus193
7.Human Papillomaviruses227
Infections of the Liver
8.Hepatitis A Virus259
9.Hepatitis B Virus277
10.Hepatitis C Virus295
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
11.HIV Infection: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Principles of Antiretroviral Therapy369
12.Diagnosis and Management of HIV Infection Using Immunoassays and Molecular Technologies433
13.Nucleoside/Nucleotide Inhibitors of HIV Reverse Transcriptase485
14.Non-Nucleoside Inhibitors of HIV Reverse Transcriptase505
15.HIV Protease Inhibitors523
16.Emerging Therapies for HIV Infection555
Systemic Herpesvirus Infections and the Immune-Compromised Host
17.Human Cytomegalovirus: Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment587
18.Epstein-Barr Virus: Pathogenesis and Treatment623
19.The Human Herpesviruses HHV-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8659
Index707

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