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Short chapters summarize current knowledge of each virus and virus group responsible for human disease. Each chapter covers virus structure, epidemiology, transmission, incubation period, clinical features, signs and symptoms, complications, therapy and prophylaxis, and laboratory diagnosis. The opening chapters cover the general clinical characteristics of virus infections, antiviral chemotherapy, and virus vaccines. Aside from the diagrams that depict the time course of the incubation period, the possibilities for laboratory diagnosis, antibody development, clinical course, and infectivity, this primer has little to offer that is not covered adequately in the major textbooks of internal medicine.
A Practical Guide to Clinical Virology. Ann Intern Med. ;113:904. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-11-904_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(11):904.
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