This monograph has been written with the notion that it may be read by complementologists relatively untrained in microbiology and infectious diseases and by microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists relatively untrained in complementology. Thus, abbreviations are used sparingly and jargon has hopefully been minimized. Furthermore, I have attempted to offer general background information where it seemed relevant or helpful.
1. The Complement System 2. Human Complement Deficiencies 3. Bacteria 4. Fungi 5. Viruses 6. Parasites 7. Complement and Infectious Diseases