Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Common Cold

Editors: Eccles, Ronald, Weber, Olaf (Eds.)

  • Offers a unique compilation of topics from the physiology of the sneeze reflex to molecular biology of host-virus interactions
  • Includes discussion of "over-the-counter" medicines and alternative treatments
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The common cold is unlike any other human disease. It seems impossible to defeat and affects all of us on a regular basis. Due to the large number of viruses causing colds any specific cure is a major challenge.

This unique book brings together a wide range of topics, from our ancestors’ views about disease, followed by the questions why and how we sneeze, cough and get a runny nose, to the intricacies of host-virus interactions and immunological phenomena on the molecular level. Popular treatments, "over the counter" medicines and interventions are reviewed. Finally recent developments and new treatment options are highlighted.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This is an interesting and comprehensive monograph on the syndrome familiar to us all as ‘the common cold’. … the editors have generally avoided repetition and many of the chapters are data-rich, with good overviews of the epidemiology and treatments, many of which are refreshingly up-to-date. … The book also contains a wealth of useful background information on the economic and societal impact of the common cold, and is recommended for institutional purchase.” (David J. Evans, Microbiology Today, August, 2010)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • A short history of the common cold

    Atzl, Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu

    Eccles, Ronald

    Pages 23-45

  • Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice

    Elliot, Alex J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-75

  • Epidemiology

    Mackay, Ian M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-106

  • The role of viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of common cold

    Weber, Olaf

    Pages 107-147

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-9912-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-9894-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Common Cold
Editors
  • Ronald Eccles
  • Olaf Weber
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-9912-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-9912-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-9894-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 358
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