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Asthma and Infections

1st Edition

Edited by Richard Martin, E. Rand Sutherland

CRC Press

224 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781420092998
pub: 2009-10-14
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An invaluable resource, this book covers the full range of respiratory infections and explores the techniques used to detect the pathogens involved in asthma. Fifteen international experts representing the range of specialties involved in treating asthma examine the relationship between asthma and infection. They provide authoritative, time-tested guidance clinicians and researchers can utilize and trust. They cover bacterial and viral respiratory infections and pathogen detection, examining how microbes, infections, and antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents affect asthma. The book helps readers identify the basic, translational, clinical aspects of asthma bacterial infection, inflammation, and allergic response. Not only does it present the facts but raises questions that will stimulate the clinical and research communities to explore new avenues that may provide clear answers to old questions.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Infection, Allergy, and Asthma Relationship

Dawn C. Newcomb and R. Stokes Peebles, Jr.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Respiratory Infections

Ronald J. Harbeck

Hygiene Hypothesis for Allergy and Asthma

Andrew H. Liu

Asthma Exacerbation Induced by Virus and Bacteria

Kaharu Sumino and Michael J. Walter

Interaction Between Allergen and Bacteria in Chronic Asthma

Richard J. Martin

Viral-Allergy Interactions

Jonathan D. R. Macintyre, Annemarie Sykes, and Sebastian L. Johnston

Viral Respiratory Infections in Infancy and Chronic Asthma

James E. Gern

Bacterial Respiratory Infections and Asthma

E. Rand Sutherland

Increased Susceptibility to Viral Infection at the Origins of Asthma

Fernando D. Martinez

Pulmonary Surfactant, Innate Immunity, and Asthma

Mari Numata and Dennis R. Voelker

Host Defense Responses

Hong W. Chu and Fabienne Gally

Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antibiotics: A Role in Asthma Therapy

Druhan Howell and Monica Kraft

About the Editor

Martin\, Richard; Sutherland\, E. Rand

About the Series

Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine