Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology

Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology

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The knowledge and practice of clinical virology continues to expand. This new fifth edition has thirty-six comprehensive chapters, each of which has been extensively revised or rewritten, with the addition of new colour plates. This updated version takes into account knowledge accumulated in molecular biology with its applications for laboratory diagnosis, immunisation and antiviral chemotherapy. Each chapter highlights the clinical features and epidemiological patterns of infection. Similarly, in response to the global concern of the threat posed by new viruses, a new chapter on Emerging Infections is included. There is also new material on Hospital Acquired Infections, including some advice relating to SARS, that will be of benefit to those dealing with the day-to-day management of patients in hospital.Fox JC, Griffiths PD and Emery VC (1992) Quantification of human cytomegalovirus DNA using the polymerase chain reaction. ... type-l infected patients treated with zidovudine. J Med Virol, 37. 241a€“246. Kozal MJ, Shafer RW, Winters MA et al. (1993) ... heterogeneity: variation between quasispecies may confound molecular epidemiological analyses of transmission ... Nigrovic LE and Chiang VW (2000) Cost analysis of enteroviral polymerase chain reaction in infants with fever andanbsp;...

Title:Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology
Author:Arie J. Zuckerman
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2004


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