Viruses and the Lung

Infections and Non-Infectious Viral-Linked Lung Disorders

  • Armando E. Fraire
  • Bruce A. Woda
  • Raymond M. Welsh
  • Richard L. Kradin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lung Defenses and Taxonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Armando E. Fraire
      Pages 3-7
    3. Armando E. Fraire, Raymond M. Welsh
      Pages 9-11
    4. Michael Mitchell
      Pages 13-32
  3. Major Febrile Illnesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Bibek Koirala, Jennifer P. Wang
      Pages 35-41
    3. Kristine M. Cornejo, Armando E. Fraire
      Pages 43-50
    4. Richard L. Kradin, Jay A. Fishman, Judith A. Ferry
      Pages 51-59
    5. Ali Akalin, Armando E. Fraire, Richard L. Kradin
      Pages 61-69
    6. Raul E. Davaro
      Pages 71-78
    7. Richard L. Kradin, Jay A. Fishman
      Pages 79-86
    8. Said H. Khayyata, Carol Farver
      Pages 87-93
    9. Armando E. Fraire, Bruce A. Woda
      Pages 95-99
    10. Maria L. Garcia–Moliner
      Pages 101-107
    11. Teri J. Franks, Jeffrey R. Galvin
      Pages 109-116
    12. Armando E. Fraire, Sherif R. Zaki
      Pages 117-122
    13. Judith F. Aronson
      Pages 123-132
    14. Linda K. Green, Armando E. Fraire
      Pages 133-140
  4. Infantile Viral Illnesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141

About this book

Introduction

Worldwide, infectious disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In developing countries, infection accounts for a substantial proportion of all recorded deaths. Likewise, in developed countries, pneumonia alone results in a large number of deaths. Along with bacteria, parasites and rickettsial organisms, viruses are responsible for many of the infections afflicting the human host. In the past decade alone, viruses that primarily target the lung have caused major respiratory illnesses including outbreaks of severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) 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, clinical and histopathologic features of well-known viral pathogens and newer emergent infectious agents are discussed. The book is organized in a classic fashion, starting with introductory material and sections on lung defenses and the taxonomic classification of pneumotropic viruses. The various acute viral pneumonias are then considered in a standard format in the main body of the book. Subsequent sections are devoted to the human immunodeficiency virus, viral lung disease in children and other viral-linked tumoral and nontumoral lung conditions. A chapter is also included on animal lung diseases caused by viruses. The text is supplemented by numerous color images.

Keywords

Bronchioles Histopathology Pulmonary Disease Vaccines

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando E. Fraire
    • 1
  • Bruce A. Woda
    • 2
  • Raymond M. Welsh
    • 3
  • Richard L. Kradin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  4. 4.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40605-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40604-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40605-8
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