Viruses and the Lung

Viruses and the Lung

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Viruses that primarily target the lung are very significant causes of death and in the past decade have been responsible for major outbreaks of severe adult respiratory distress syndrome and H1N1 influenza. This book is distinctive in that the entire spectrum of viral disease of the lung is conveniently compiled within a single volume. The epidemiologic, ultrastructural, immunologic, and clinicopathologic features of well-known viral pathogens and newer emergent infectious agents are discussed in detail. After sections on lung defenses and the taxonomic classification of pneumotropic viruses, the various acute viral infections are considered in a standard format in the main body of the book. Subsequent sections are devoted to the human immunodeficiency virus, viral disease in the neonate and infant, viral infections in the setting of transplantation, and viral-linked tumoral and nontumoral lung conditions. The text is supplemented by numerous color images.ASM Press, Washington, DC Mocarski ES, Roizman B (1981) Site-specific inversion sequences of the herpes simplex virus genome: domain and structural features. ... Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 84:4002a€“4006 Osatomi K, Sumiyoshi H ( 1990) Complete nucleotide sequence of dengue type 3 virus genome RNA. ... Virology 295:119a€“132 Versalovic J (ed) (2012) Manual of clinical microbiology, 10th edn.

Title:Viruses and the Lung
Author:Armando E. Fraire, Bruce A. Woda, Raymond M. Welsh, R L. Kradin
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-01-18


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