Congenital and Other Related Infectious Diseases of the Newborn

Edited by

  • Isa K. Mushahwar, Abbott Laboratories, Viral Discovery Group, North Chicago, IL, USA

This book is directed toward the molecular composition, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and control of congenital and other related diseases of the newborn that are caused by a variety of viruses. These viruses comprise several families that include Herpesviridae (HSV-1, HSV-2, HSV-6, HSV-7, CMV and varcilla-zoster); Parvoviridae (parvovirus B19); Lentiviridae (HIV); Hepadnaviridae (HBV); Flaviviridae (HCV); and Togaviridae (RV). Leading researchers in childhood diseases and virology from Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America report on the up-to-date advances in the molecular virology, immunology, biochemistry, pathology, diagnosis, prevalence and treatment of selected congenital and other related diseases of the newborn.
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Researchers, academics and postgraduates working in medical and molecular virology, epidemiology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as clinical scientists and public health physicians


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52073-9

Table of Contents

PrefaceDiagnosis of Maternal and Congenital Cytomegalovirus InfectionHerpes Virus Infections of the NewbornEpidemiology of Herpes Viruses 6 and 7 in ChildrenVaricella-zoster Virus Infections During PregnancyHuman Immunodeficiency Viruses: Molecular Virology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and TreatmentMother –To-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Biology and DiagnosisPerinatal Hepatitis B Virus Infection in JapanHepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy and Mother-to-Infant Transmission of HCVHuman Parvovirus B19: Molecular Virology, Clinical Features, Prevalence, Diagnosis and ControlRubella Virus: Molecular Composition, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and ControlCongenital Chagas DiseaseXI. Rubella Virus: Molecular Composition, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Control Isa K. MushahwarXII. Congenital Chagas Disease Alejandro Gabriel Schijman