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Title Diagnostic microbiology of the immunocompromised host / edited by Randall T. Hayden, Karen C. Carroll, Yi-Wei Tang, Donna M. Wolk
Published Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 478 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Overview of infections in the immunocompromised host / Lesia K. Dropulic and Howard M. Lederman -- Hiv / Yun F. (Wayne) Wang [and others] -- Cytomegalovirus / Cari R. Sloma, Thomas E. Grys, and Raymund R. Razonable -- Epstein barr virus and human herpesvirus / David T. Rowe, Frank J. Jenkins, and Heather R. Hensler -- HSV, VZV, HHV-6, and HHV-7 / Paula A. Revell, James H. Clark III, and Beverly B. Rogers -- Adenovirus / Michael G. Ison and Randall T. Hayden -- RNA respiratory viruses / Michael G. Ison and Eric S. Rosenberg -- Enteroviruses / James J. Dunn -- Parvovirus / Marie Louise Landry -- Filamentous fungi / Gary W. Procop, Randall T. Hayden, and Glenn D. Roberts -- Yeast infections in the immunocompromised host : current status of diagnostic approaches / Justin A. Bishop and William G. Merz -- Mycobacteria / Nancy G. Warren and Gail L. Woods -- Aerobic actinomycetes of clinical significance / Michael A. Saubolle -- Diagnostic parasitology in the immunocompromised patient / Lynne S. Garcia -- Etiology, epidemiology, and diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections in immunocompromised patients / Karen C. Carroll -- Genitourinary tract infections / Barbara L. Haller -- Gastrointestinal infections / Irving Nachamkin -- Central nervous system infections / Igen Hongo, Karen C. Bloch, and Yi-Wei Tang -- Laboratory diagnosis of bloodstream infections in the immunocompromised host / Cathy A. Petti, Hafsa Hassan, and L. Barth Reller -- Infections of soft tissue/prosthetic devices / Xiang Y. Han -- Hospital-associated infections / Fann Wu, Susan Whittier, and Phyllis Della-Latta -- Future trends in diagnosis of infections in the immunocompromised population / Donna M. Wolk and Elizabeth M. Marlowe
Summary Over the past twenty-five years, the number of patients with compromised immune systems has grown astronomically. High-risk patients such as these require a unique set of healthcare solutions that take into consideration everything from the etiology and degree of immune suppression to the individual patient's nutritional status. This comprehensive volume examines a wide range of approaches and challenges to infectious disease diagnostics for immunocompromised patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Diagnostic microbiology -- Technique
Immunological deficiency syndromes -- Diagnosis
Opportunistic infections.
Bacterial diseases.
Virus diseases.
Bacterial Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Microbiological Techniques
Virus Diseases
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Virus diseases
Bacterial diseases
Diagnostic microbiology -- Technique
Opportunistic infections
Mikrobiologische Diagnostik
Form Electronic book
Author Hayden, Randall T., editor.
Carroll, Karen C., editor.
Tang, Yi-Wei, editor.
Wolk, Donna M., editor.
LC no. 2008022215
ISBN 9781555815455