Role of Newly Detected and Emerging Viruses in Childhood Respiratory Diseases


Oliver Schildgen (Editor)
Inst. for Medical Microbiology, Department of Virology, University of Bonn, Germany

Series: Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
BISAC: HEA039120

The purpose of the book is to present up-to-date summary of the newly detected viruses and to guide clinicians and microbiologists to the relevant topics and help to make readers aware of the increasing problem of respiratory viruses. Although much is published on new respiratory viruses and its acceptance in having a daily impact in respiratory medicine, most practitioners, as well as microbiologist, neglect those pathogens or are even unaware of their existence. This may, in part, be due to the fact that most of them have only limited access to scientific journals (mainly the practitioners), whereas books are more available. An up-to-date summary is highly necessary and this book presents a short sketch for every pathogen, giving the most relevant information on each one which is followed by detailed reviews. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Hyperinflation in the Respiratory Tract – How Virus Discovery Methods Increased the Number of Respiratory Pathogens in Childhood Airway Infections; pp.1-12
(Verena and Oliver Schildgen, Inst. for Virology, Univ. Hospital Bonn, Germany)

Chapter 2. The Human Coronaviruses; pp.12-24
(Lia van der Hoek, Laboratory of Experimental Virology, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Amsterdam Academic Medical Center of the Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 3. Infections with the Human Bocavirus (HBoV); pp.25-44
(Vanessa Ditt, Inst. of Virology, Univ. Hospital Bonn, Germany; Michael Kleines, Div. of Virology, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Univ. Hospital Aachen, Germany)

Chapter 4. Rhinoviruses: Support Act or Main Event? pp.45-92
(Ian M. Mackay, Peter McErlean; Katherine E. Arden and Stephen B. Lambert, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia and Clinical and Medical Virology Centre, University of Queensland, Australia, et al.)

Chapter 5. Human Metapneumovirus; pp.93-114
(John V. Williams)

Chapter 6. Current Treatment of Viral Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Childhood; pp.115-136
(Andreas Mueller, Children’s Hosp. Med. Centre, Univ. of Bonn, Germany; Oliver Schildgen, Dept. of Virology, Med. Centre, Univ. of Bonn, Germany; Arne Simon, Children’s Hospital Med. Centre, Univ. of Bonn, Germany)


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