Zika in Focus

Postnatal Clinical, Laboratorial and Radiological Aspects

Editors: Vasco Aragão, Maria de Fátima Viana (Ed.)

  • A didactic and practical book on this emergent disease and intended for general health professionals, especially pediatricians and radiologists
  • Provides succinct epidemiological, clinical, radiological, laboratory and pathological approaches to recognizing congenital Zika syndrome
  • Includes complementary information on follow-up and rehabilitation
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About this book

This book addresses the most important postnatal features of Zika virus infection, providing important information on its epidemiology, pathology, clinical aspects, imaging and laboratory diagnosis. Since the report of a Zika virus infection epidemic in Northeastern Brazil in 2015, the world has paid close attention to this emergent disease. Historically, this has been the third outbreak of Zika infection described (preceded by outbreaks in Micronesia and French Polynesia), but for the first time the association with congenital microcephaly and other neurological co-morbidities in infants from women infected with the Zika virus was observed. Since then, government bodies, public health agencies, medical societies and scholars have joined forces to understand this disease, and to promote its prevention and management. Currently, the relationship between Zika virus and microcephaly is well established, as well as the most characteristic findings of congenital Zika syndrome (e.g. microcephaly, arthrogryposis, ophthalmologic and hearing abnormalities). Also, the spectrum of the disease’s severity has broadened, with less severe cases (without microcephaly) being recently recognized. Even so, there is currently a dearth of material on Zika virus infection for healthcare professional around the world. Addressing that gap, Zika In Focus – Postnatal Aspects aims to help the medical community worldwide by presenting the most important features of Zika virus infection from a postnatal perspective. It is intended to all professionals and researchers interested in this condition, especially paediatricians, radiologists and neurologists, offering them a practical guide to recognizing congenital Zika syndrome in its many aspects and focusing on the radiological pattern of lesions that can be found from the mild to the most severe cases.

About the authors

Maria de Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão is a Professor of Radiology at the Maurício de Nassau University and scientific director of the Multimagem Diagnostic Centre in Recife, Brazil. She received her medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco in 1987 and completed her residency in radiology at Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. She completed fellowships in CT, MRI and neuroradiology at Med Imagem Beneficencia Portuguesa, São Paulo, Brazil, and later at Mount Sinai Hospital Center in New York, USA. In 2010 she received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife. She is a founding member of the Brazilian Society of Neuroradiology, full member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the European Society of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. She served as president of the Pernambuco Radiology Society from 2014 to 2016, being recently re-elected for 2016 to 2018.


Reviews

“The purpose is to provide the most current references on the clinical aspects of this viral disease and its effect on children. … The book certainly meets this goal. The audience is healthcare providers of women and children. However, it will also be of interest to radiologists and public health administrators.” (Jay P. Goldsmith, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Zika Virus: An Overview

    Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Zika Virus: History and Infectology

    Brito, Carlos Alexandre Antunes

    Pages 9-32

  • Congenital Zika Syndrome: Clinical Aspects

    Linden, Vanessa (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Ocular Findings in Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome

    Ventura, Camila V. (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

  • Zika Virus: Laboratory Diagnosis

    Cordeiro, Marli Tenório

    Pages 59-62

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53643-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53642-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zika in Focus
Book Subtitle
Postnatal Clinical, Laboratorial and Radiological Aspects
Editors
  • Maria de Fátima Viana Vasco Aragão
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53643-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53643-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53642-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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