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Chapter 38. Infections: Viral & RickettsialMyron J. Levin, MD, Adriana Weinberg, MD
Sections: Respiratory Infections, Viruses Causing the Common Cold, Infections Due to Adenoviruses, Influenza, Parainfluenza (Croup), Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease, Human Metapneumovirus Infection, Infections Due to Enteroviruses, Acute Febrile Illness, Respiratory Tract Illnesses, Rashes (Including Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease), Central Nervous System Illnesses, Infections Due to Herpesviruses, Herpes Simplex Infections, Varicella & Herpes Zoster, Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum), Cytomegalovirus Infections, Infectious Mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr Virus), Viral Infections Spread by Insect Vectors, Encephalitis, Dengue, Colorado Tick Fever, Other Major Viral Childhood Exanthems, Erythema Infectiosum, Measles (Rubeola), Rubella, Infections Due to Other Viruses, Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome, Mumps, Rabies, Rickettsial Infections, Human Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Endemic Typhus (Murine Typhus), Q Fever.
Excerpt:"Viruses cause most pediatric infections. Mixed viral or viral-bacterial infections of the respiratory and intestinal tracts are rather common, as is prolonged asymptomatic shedding of some viruses in childhood. Thus, the detection of a virus is not always proof that it is the cause of a given illness. Viruses are often a predisposing factor for bacterial respiratory infections (eg, otitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia)...."
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