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Mucosal Immunology and Virology

  • Stephen K. Tyring

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vandana Madkan, Karan Sra, Stephen K. Tyring
    Pages 1-5
  3. Anthony Simmons
    Pages 7-21
  4. David A. Bland, Carlos A. Barrera, Victor E. Reyes
    Pages 23-54
  5. Richard L. Ward, Xi Jiang, Tibor Farkas, Dorsey M. Bass
    Pages 55-98
  6. Denis P. Lynch
    Pages 99-156
  7. Steven Yeh, Mitchell P. Weikert
    Pages 179-206
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book

Introduction

An understanding of viral infection and the underlying role of the immune system in protection against these diseases is vital in today’s medical climate. Previously, only symptoms could be treated, as no antiviral therapies existed in clinical medicine. The increasing amounts of research and discoveries of immunologic agents and pathways have enabled specialists to observe the basic physiology of the various disease processes as never before and provide effective management options tailor-made for patients. Mucosal Immunology and Virology is designed to provide the clinician with a thorough and yet approachable textbook describing the relationships between immunology, virology and the disease process. It includes a vast wealth of information and illustrations to enable the reader to become familiar with the clinical presentation of these diseases, the tests needed to establish the diagnosis, and the treatment of the disease including specific antiviral agents. Suitable for residents and clinicians in immunology, infectious diseases, internal medicine and dermatology the book reviews the systematic manifestations of mucosal viral infections, including those involving the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, anogenital mucosa and ocular infections

Keywords

Mucosa immunodermatology infection mucosal immunology physiology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen K. Tyring
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Dermatology, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Internal MedicineThe University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-206-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-201-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-206-5
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