Herpes Virus Infections

  • D. Brigden
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 87 / 2)


Virology is a rapidly advancing science which is now beginning to pay clear dividends in terms of our understanding of the relationship betwen viruses and their host cells and in providing more rational ways of developing major therapeutic advances. Since the first viruses to be readily tackled by chemotherapy are members of the Herpesviridae this chapter will confine itself to a discussion of the biology of this fascinating group and our attempts at the therapeutic control of the human diseases these cause.


Herpes Simplex Herpes Zoster Genital Herpes Herpes Simplex Encephalitis Herpes Virus Infection 
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