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Title Mycobacterial Skin Infections edited by Domenico Bonamonte, Gianni Angelini
Edition First edition
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017


Description 1 online resource (XV, 398 p. 183 illus., 173 illus. in color.)
Contents Preface -- 1 General Introduction -- 2 Characteristics of Mycobacteria -- 3 Taxonomy of Mycobacteria -- 4 Diagnostic criteria of Mycobacteria -- 5 Laboratory procedures of Mycobacteria: Smear microscopy, Cultures, Species Identification, Molecular Typing Methods, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Skin tests -- 6 Epidemiology of Mycobacteria -- 7 Clinical Presentations of Mycobacteria -- 9 Tuberculosis: Introduction, Etiology, Immunology, Histopathology, Classification, Primary Inoculation Tuberculosis, Warty Tuberculosis, Scrofuloderma, Orificial Tuberculosis, Haematogenous Tuberculosis, Lupus Vulgaris, Miliary Tuberculosis, Metastatic Tuberculous Abscess, the Tuberculids (Lichen Scrofulosorum, Papulonecrotic Tuberculid, Nodular Tuberculids), Prognosis, Diagnosis and Treatment -- 10 Mycobacterium Bovis Skin Infection (Human Tuberculosis of Bovine Origin): Warty tuberculosis -- 11 Bacille Calmette-Guérin: BCG vaccination, Complications of BCG Vaccinations -- 12 Leprosy: Etiology, History and geographical distribution, Pathogenesis, Histopathology, Serology, Indeterminate leprosy, Tuberculoid leprosy, Lepromatous leprosy, Borderline Leprosy, Reactions, Nerve damage, Eye involvement, Prognosis, Diagnosis and Treatment -- 13 Non-Tuberculous Environmental Mycobacteria: Clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria (M. Marinum, M. Ulceran, M. Kansasii, M. Scrofulaceum, M. Szulgai, M. Avium Complex, M. Fortuitum Complex, M. Chelonae/M. Abscess us, M. Haemophilum, other Mycobacteria -- 14 Mycobacterial Skin Infections in Hiv-Infected Persons -- 15 Mycobacterial Skin Infections in Transplant Recipients
Summary This well-illustrated book is a comprehensive guide to the cutaneous clinical presentations of mycobacterial infections. The Mycobacterium genus includes over 170 species, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) having been added to the obligate human pathogens such as M. tuberculosis and M. leprae. NTM are widely distributed in the environment with high isolation rates worldwide; the skin is a major target with variable clinical manifestations. A current resurgence in tuberculosis is aggravated by the synergy with human immunodeficiency virus, the breakdown of health care systems, and the rise in multidrug-resistant disease, as the incidence of leprosy remains stable, at around 250,000 new cases annually, regardless of effective antibiotic therapy. Presentations of various cutaneous infections caused by mycobacteria may be overlooked by clinicians owing the lack of familiarity with tuberculosis, leprosy, and the related NTM clinical features. This handy guide will help the dermatologist to spot the different clinical manifestations, make a prompt diagnosis, and apply effective treatment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Medicine.
Infectious diseases
Tropical medicine.
Mycobacterial diseases.
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Mycobacterium Infections
Tropical Medicine
medicines (material)
medicine (discipline)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Mycobacterial diseases
Tropical medicine
Form Electronic book
Author Bonamonte, Domenico., editor.
Angelini, Gianni., editor.
ISBN 3319485385