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The recent explosion of research concerning the human immunodeficiency virus has advanced the understanding of a variety of viral infections and spurred the development of new antiviral agents. Drs Galasso, Whitley, and Merigan have made significant changes in their text, which was last revised in 1984. This new edition succeeds in incorporating the latest understanding of viral diseases and their therapy into one volume.
"... a first source of information on the therapy of human viral diseases."
Chapters with relevance to ophthalmologists include those on varicella-zoster virus infections, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, human papillomaviruses and interferon therapy, human immunodeficiency virus and other human retroviruses, Epstein-Barr virus and human herpesvirus type 6, and cytomegalovirus in the immunosuppressed patient.
Ocular viral infections and their treatment are discussed in a 50-page chapter by Deborah Pavan-Langston. The chapter is unique in that it provides useful information for ophthalmologists and nonophthalmologists and elegantly summarizes
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