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.

Key Features

* 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

Table of Contents

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


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