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Preface Diagnosis of Maternal and Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Herpes Virus Infections of the Newborn Epidemiology of Herpes Viruses 6 and 7 in Children Varicella-zoster Virus Infections During Pregnancy Human Immunodeficiency Viruses: Molecular Virology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment Mother –To-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Biology and Diagnosis Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Japan Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy and Mother-to-Infant Transmission of HCV Human Parvovirus B19: Molecular Virology, Clinical Features, Prevalence, Diagnosis and Control Rubella Virus: Molecular Composition, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Control Congenital Chagas Disease
XI. Rubella Virus: Molecular Composition, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Control Isa K. Mushahwar
XII. Congenital Chagas Disease Alejandro Gabriel Schijman
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.
- Contains recommendations for diagnosis, risk assessment, prophylaxis and treatment of viral and parasitic infections of most organisms involved in congenital diseases
- An impressive list of internationally known scientists in the field of congenital diseases and related subjects
Researchers, academics and postgraduates working in medical and molecular virology, epidemiology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as clinical scientists and public health physicians
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- © Elsevier Science 2007
- 4th October 2006
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Distinguished Research Fellow
Director, Virus Discovery
Experimental Biology Research
Senior Research Fellow Director
Infectious Disease and Immunology
Bloomington and American International College,
Dr. Mushahwar is a Fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Virological Methods, Journal of Medical Virology and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Association of Immunologists. He has authored over 180 articles in major scientific journals, 40 book chapters and also, an editor of three books. He has been an invited lecturer and scientific co-chairman at many national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Mushahwar joined Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division in 1974 where he developed many diagnostic assays for hepatitis viruses, upper respiratory, congenital and sexually transmitted diseases. During the nineties, he directed the viral discovery group that identified and characterized three new flaviviruses, namely, GB virus A, B and C, several new hepatitis E virus genotypes from the United States, Italy, Greece and Argentina as well as new HBsAg mutants.
Abbott Laboratories, Viral Discovery Group, North Chicago, IL, USA