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Vaccination de l'adulte

Vaccination of Adults

The aim of this chapter is to provide the clinician with information to better understand the principles of vaccination and of solving various practical...


Measles is a highly contagious acute viral infection. Transmission is by air (inhalation of micro-droplets emitted by an infected person). In developing countries, it...


Bronchiolitis is an epidemic and seasonal viral infection of the lower respiratory tract, characterized by obstruction of the bronchioles in children less than 2...


Transaminases are two in number: - Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) which is located in the liver, myocardium and skeletal muscle; - Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) that is ubiquitous...

Viruses in Anatomical Pathology

• Poliomyelitis: neurotropic. Degenerative reversible first (disappearance of Nissl bodies) and final (ment-inflated or neuronal cell shrinkage). • Papillomavirus (HPV): epidermotropic. Induced epidermal hyper-plasia on the rete...

Genital Herpes

* Due to the herpes simplex virus type II in genital tropism. The in utero contamination risk is rare (when primary herpetic infection). The consequences...

Liver cancer: treatment by a virus

Pexa-Vec, a genetically engineered virus was developed to target cancer cells and destroy them. A recent US study shows its positive effects on thirty...

Herpes and shingles

Cutaneous herpes Recurrent viral infection of the skin and mucous membranes due to the herpes simplex virus. The clinical expression is different in the case of...