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Human Herpesviruses
Biology, Therapy, and Immunoprophylaxis
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This comprehensive account of the human herpesviruses provides an encyclopedic overview of their basic virology and clinical manifestations. This group of viruses includes human simplex type 1 and 2, Epstein–Barr virus, Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, cytomegalovirus, HHV6A, 6B and 7, and varicella-zoster virus. The viral diseases and cancers they cause are significant and often recurrent. Their prevalence in the developed world accounts for a major burden of disease, and as a result there is a great deal of research into the pathophysiology of infection and immunobiology. Another important area covered within this volume concerns antiviral therapy and the development of vaccines. All these aspects are covered in depth, both scientifically and in terms of clinical guidelines for patient care. The text is illustrated generously throughout and is fully referenced to the latest research and developments.


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Part I. Introduction; Part II. Basic Virology and Viral Gene Effects on Host Cell Functions; Part II. Basic Virology and Viral Gene Effects on Host Cell Functions; Part II. Basic Virology and Viral Gene Effects on Host Cell Functions; Part III. Pathogenesis, Clinical Disease, Host Response, and Epidemiology; Part III. Pathogenesis, Clinical Disease, Host Response, and Epidemiology; Part III. Pathogenesis, Clinical Disease, Host Response, and Epidemiology; Part III. HHV- 6a, 6b and 7 Ann Arvin and Richard Whitley; Part III. Pathogenesis, Clinical Disease, Host Response, and Epidemiology; Part IV. Non-Human Primate Herpesviruses Ann Arvin, Patrick Moore and Richard Whitley; Part V. Subversion of Adaptive Immunity Richard Whitley and Ann Arvin; Part VI. Antiviral Therapy Richard Whitley; Part VII. Vaccines and Immunotherapy Ann Arvin and Koichi Yamanishi; Part VIII. Herpes as Therapeutic Agents Richard Whitley and Bernard Roizman.


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ISBN-13: 9780511286896
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: August, 2007
Pages: 1408
Dimensions: 219.00 x 276.00 x 63.00

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