Clinical Virology, Fourth Edition

Editors: Douglas D. Richman1, Richard J. Whitley2, Frederick G. Hayden3
Affiliations: 1: Departments of Pathology and Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California; 2: Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; 3: Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
Content Type: Reference
Format: Hardcover
Publication Year: 2017

Category: Viruses and Viral Pathogenesis

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Virology is one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine. For example, sequencing techniques from human specimens have identified numerous new members of several virus families, including new polyomaviruses, orthomyxoviruses, and bunyaviruses.

, has been extensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest developments and relevant research. Chapters written by internationally recognized experts cover novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, organized into two major sections:

  • Section 1 provides information regarding broad topics in virology, including immune responses, vaccinology, laboratory diagnosis, principles of antiviral therapy, and detailed considerations of important organ system manifestations and syndromes caused by viral infections.
  • Section 2 provides overviews of specific etiologic agents and discusses their biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis of disease causation, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and management.

provides the critical information scientists and health care professionals require about all aspects of this rapidly evolving field.

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