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Title Fungal infections in the immunocompromised patient / edited by John R. Wingard, Elias J. Anaissie
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 675 pages) : illustrations
Series Infectious disease and therapy ; v. 34
Infectious disease and therapy ; v. 34.
Contents 1. Overview of host defenses : innate and acquired immunity / Monica Grazziutti, Elias J. Anaissie, and John R. Wingard -- 2. Impact of invasive fungal infection on patients undergoing solid organ transplantation / Francisco M. Marty, Lindsey R. Baden, and Robert H. Rubin -- 3. Fungal infections in blood and marrow transplant recipients / Kieren A. Marr -- 4. Assessment of the risk for invasive fungal infection among oncology patients / E.J. Bow -- 5. Epidemiology of fungal infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus / Anucha Apisarnthanarak and William G. Powderly -- 6. Candida infections in the intensive care unit / Joseph S. Solomkin -- 7. Fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts : host defenses, risks, and epidemiology in special patient groups-pediatrics / Charles B. Foster and Stephen J. Chanock -- 8. Clinical manifestations of invasive fungal infections / Ben E. de Pauw and Jacques F.G.M. Meis -- 9. Clinical syndromes by candida species / María Cecilia Dignani -- 10. Aspergillosis / William J. Steinbach, Juergen Loeffler, and David A. Stevens -- 11. Endemic mycoses fungal infections in immunocompromised patients / Robert W. Bradsher -- 12. Emerging fungal infections / Rhonda V. Fleming and Elias J. Anaissie -- 13. Conventional methods for the laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections in the immunocompromised host / Michael A. Pfaller, Sandra S. Richter, and Daniel J. Diekema -- 14. Serological and molecular approaches to the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised patients / José L. López-Ribot and Thomas F. Patterson -- 15. Radiology of fungal infections in the immunocompromised patient / Reginald Greene -- 16. Polyenes / John Hiemenz and Thomas J. Walsh -- 17. The systemically acting azoles / Paul O. Gubbins -- 18. Echinocandin antifungal drugs / John R. Graybill and Gregory M. Anstead -- 19. Antifungal agents : other classes and compounds / Andreas H. Groll and Thomas J. Walsh -- 20. Clinically relevant drug interactions with systemic antifungal therapy / Helen L. Leather -- 21. Adjunctive immunotherapy against opportunistic fungal infections / Emmanuel Roilides, John Dotis, and Thomas J. Walsh -- 22. Antifungal prophylaxis / John R. Wingard and Elias J. Anaissie -- 23. Empirical therapy of suspected infections / J.A. Maertens, K. Theunissen, and M.A. Boogaerts -- 24. Treatment of invasive fungal infections / John R. Wingard and Elias J. Anaissie
Summary Unlike any other source on the subject, this reference provides an up-to-date account of fungal syndromes in immunocompromised patients and provides expert descriptions of their clinical manifestations and settings in which they cause illness-covering the pros and cons of current and emerging diagnostic measures, techniques to incorporate new diagnostic tools and treatments into established clinical practices, and the most recent therapeutic strategies in patient care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mycoses.
Opportunistic infections.
Immunocompromised Host
Mycoses -- immunology
Immunosuppression Therapy
Opportunistic Infections
Immune Tolerance
MEDICAL -- Parasitology.
Opportunistic infections
Form Electronic book
Author Wingard, John R., 1947-
Anaissie, Elias J
ISBN 0849354641