Medicine » Infectious Diseases

Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Edited by Bernhard Resch, ISBN 978-953-307-718-5, 246 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 25, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1496
Edited Volume

In this online Open Access book on "Human RSV Infections", several distinguished authors contribute their experience in respiratory syncytial virology. A major focus lies on the fascinating pathophysiology of RSV and represents recent and actual work on different mechanisms involved in the complex pathogenesis of the virus. The second section elucidates epidemiologic and diagnostic aspects of RSV infection covering a more clinical view of RSV disease. At last, treatment modalities including the search for a vaccine that is still not in sight are discussed and conclude this book, thus building up a circle that runs from experimental models of RSV related lung disease over clinical aspects of disease to the latest news of therapeutic and prophylactic approaches to human RSV infection.