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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Program code written to replicate by attaching copies of itself to other objects within the system, and normally also having a detrimental effect. This may range from generation of...

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Viral infections

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 4483 words.

Chapter 32 covers viral infections, including herpes simplex and herpes complex infections, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein–Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, Human herpesviruses 6, 7, and 8,...

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Antiviral agents

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 4853 words.

Chapter 4 discusses anti-viral agents, including properties of viruses, targets for anti-viral drugs, properties of antiviral agents (Aciclovir, Ganciclovir, Cidofovir, Foscarnet,...

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Sexually transmitted infections

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 4012 words.

Chapter 24 covers sexually transmitted infections, including laboratory diagnosis, Gonorrhoea, Non-gonococcal urethritis or cervicitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Neonatal gonococcal or...

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Skin and soft tissue infections

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 3220 words.

Chapter 29 discusses skin and soft tissue infections, and that many different micro-organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and some viruses, may be involved in skin and soft-tissue...

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Management of HIV infection

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 2668 words.

Chapter 33 covers the management of HIV infection, including the natural history of HIV infection, what and what to treat with, Treatment failurE (non-compliance and resistance), pregnancy,...

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Respiratory tract infections

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 5455 words.

Chapter 21 covers respiratory infections, which are caused by viruses, or bacteria, or both. If the illness is entirely viral in origin, an antibiotic will not help. If there is a bacterial...

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Infections of the central nervous system

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 5881 words.

Chapter 28 discusses infections of the central nervous system, which include meningitis, encephalitis, and brain abscess. These can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa;...

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General principles of the treatment of infection

Roger Finch, Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox and William Irving.

in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

January 2012; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 3849 words.

Chapter 13 discusses how antimicrobial agents are among the most commonly prescribed drugs, and how their use has had a majorimpact on the control of most bacterial infections in man. More...

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