Rhinovirus Infections: Rethinking the Impact on Human Health and Disease provides a timely review of the impact of rhinovirus infections on human health. It identifies disease mechanisms relating to the virus, human host and environmental factors. This viewpoint allows us to look forward to the development of treatments for a virus for which treatment options are currently non-existent. By providing detailed insights into this virus, its host and the environmental factors that play into rhinovirus induced diseases, this book explains disease mechanisms and summarizes existing and developing therapeutic approaches for better research, diagnosis and potential treatments.
- Provides insight into viral diversity and identification of virulence factors, showing how the subtype of rhinovirus affects susceptibility to diseases
- Explores host and environmental factors, explaining how age, health status, genotype, lifestyle and environment influence the outcome of a rhinovirus infection
- Covers vaccines and treatments, discussing the health burden associated with rhinovirus infections and the driving development of an increasing array of treatment approaches
Table of Contents
1. Rhinovirus classification, structure and replication 2. Diversity and virulence factors 3. Ground zero - the airway epithelium 4. Immunity to rhinovirus 5. Rhinovirus infections in early life 6. Exacerbations of chronic respiratory diseases 7. Interplay of host, virus and environment 8. Experimental models of infection and disease 9. Emerging therapeutic approaches 10. Techniques for detection and research