Chapter 97. Common Colds and Respiratory Viruses

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Philip J. Bates and
  2. Sebastian L. Johnston

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch27

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bates, P. J. and Johnston, S. L. (2000) Common Colds and Respiratory Viruses, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • allergic rhinitis;
  • respiratory viruses;
  • parainfluenza;
  • adenovirus;
  • influenza


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Respiratory Viruses

  • Detection of Respiratory Viruses

  • Pathogenicity of Respiratory Viruses

  • Host Defence Mechanisms

  • Epidemiology

  • Therapeutic Opportunities

  • References