This is the first book ever to be published on this topic! Comprehensively packed with up-to-date research information, this volume is written with both the beginner and the established research expert in mind. Complemented with tables, line drawings, and photographs, this resource provides background material which allows the reader to become familiar with Candida albicans and its relation to its host. This unique work places particular emphasis on the effect of therapeutic agents on adherence and adherence blockage in the control of Candidosis. The goal of these studies is to be of practical value in the control and prevention of Candida infections. This book is of specific interest to all who are involved (at any level) with microbiology, infectious diseases, medical and veterinary mycology, and chemotherapy.
Table of Contents
1. Microflora of the Human Body 2. Candida and the Human Body 3. Pathogenicity Determinants in Candida 4. The Adherence Process 5. Responses of Adherence to Environmental Variables 6. Effect of Therapeutic Agents on Adherence of Candida 7. Adherence Blockage in the Control of Candidosis.