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1st Edition

Fungal Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient

ISBN 9780824754280
Published August 5, 2005 by CRC Press
700 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Host Defenses. Host Defenses against Fungal Pathogens. Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Diagnostic and Management Considerations in Key At Risk Patient Populations. Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Blood and Marrow Transplant Recipients. Oncology Patients. HIV Patients. Critical Care Patients. Pediatric Patients. Clinical Presentations of Invasive Fungal Infecgtions. Clinical Manifestations of Fungal Infections. Clinical Syndromes of Major Fungal Pathogens. Invasive Candida Infections. Invasive Aspergillus Infections. Endemic Mycoses. Emerging Pathogens. Diagnostic Methodology. Cultural and Histologic Methods. Nonivasive Diagnostic serologic and PCR Methods. Radiological Procedures. Antifungal Agents. Polyenes. Azoles. Echinocandins. Other Classes of Antifungal Agents. Drug Interactions and Specific Toxicities. Adjunctive Treatment Approaches. Treatment Strategies. Prophylaxis. Empirical Therapy of Suspected Infections. Treatment of Established Infections

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John R. Wingard, Elias J. Anaissie