Clinical virology by Douglas D. Richman, Richard J. Whitley, Frederick G. Hayden

By Douglas D. Richman, Richard J. Whitley, Frederick G. Hayden

Informs scientists and healthiness care execs approximately all of the medically correct elements of this swiftly evolving box.

  • Covers novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, analysis, remedy, and prevention.
  • Addresses infections and syndromes concerning specific organ structures, in addition to the basics of contemporary clinical virology.
  • Includes an important info on immune responses and vaccinology, diagnostics, antivirals, and the nascent box of gene treatment.
  • Provides agent-specific chapters that aspect the virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, scientific manifestations, and prevention and remedy of significant viral pathogens.

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Rapid antigen detection techniques are widely used, and the sensitivity of such techniques is dependent on the quality of the nasopharyngeal specimen, with nasopharyngeal aspirates superior to brushings or swabs (9). Their utility in routine management is unclear, although they may be useful for infection control purposes. Pathogenesis The pathophysiology of infectious bronchiolitis has been described most completely in the case of infection with RSV. The basic pathophysiological changes in bronchiolitis are summarized in Fig.

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