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Immunological and Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease

1st Edition

By Carel J. van Oss

CRC Press

328 pages

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Written by world-renowned experts, this book addresses immunological and molecular methodologies of diagnosis as well as clinical aspects of diseases. It book discusses DNA and RNA amplification methods, explains ELISA approaches, and introduces rapid diagnosis techniques, biosensors, and flow cytometry. The book examines bacterial and parasitic infections, including M. tuberculosis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Streptococcus pyogenes, chlamydia and schistosomes, and describe viral infections such as hantaviruses, hepatitis C., cytomegalovirus, herpes virus, and HIV. It also covers syndromes with infections origins, including prions, chronic fatigue syndrome, and superantigens, and much more.

Table of Contents

Immunological and Molecular Approaches

DNA Amplification, Robert E. Farrell, Jr.

Branched DNA for Quantification of Viral Load, Judith C. Wilber

NASBA Technology: Isothermal RNA Amplification in Qualitative and Quantitative Diagnostics, Joseph W. Romano, Kimberly G. Williams, Roxanne N. Shurtliff, Christine Ginocchio, and Mark Kaplan

Concerted Use of Immunologic and Ultrastructural Analyses in Diagnostic Medicine: Immunoelectron Microscopy and Correlative Microscopy, S. E. Miller and D. N. Howell

Adsorption-Induced Antigenic Changes and Their Significance in ELISA and Immunological Disorders, J. E. Butler, P. Navarro, and J. Sun

Rapid Diagnosis of Periodontal Infections: Findings in AIDS Patients, Joseph J. Zambon

Uses of Biosensors in the Study of Viral Antigens, Marc H. V. Van Regenmortel, Danièle Altschuh, Jean Chatellier, Nathalie Rauffer-Bruyère, Pascale Richalet-Sécordel, and Hélène Saunal

Identification and Function of Host Defense Cells by Flow Cytometry, Carleton C. Stewart

Application of Flow Cytometry in Transplantation Medicine, T. Shanahan

Bacterial and Parasitic Infections

Critical Assessment of Gene Amplification Approaches on the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Betty A. Forbes

Borrelia burgdorferi Infection: Clinical Diagnostic Techniques, P. K. Coyle

The Toxins of Group A Streptococcus, the Flesh Eating Bacteria, Dennis L. Stevens

Diagnosis of Chlamydial Infection in the Pediatric Population, M. R. Hammerschlag

DFA, EIA, PCR, LCR and Other Technologies: What Tests Should be Used for Diagnosis of Chlamydia Infections?, J. Schachter

Molecular Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori, T. Ulf Westblom

Immunodiagnosis of Schistosomiasis, Victor C. W. Tsang and Patricia P. Wilkins

Viral Infections

The Evolution of Hantaviruses, Xinyang Zhao and John Hay

Laboratory Diagnosis of Hepatitis C, Frederick S. Nolte

Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays for the Detection of Cytomegalovirus in Organ and Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients, Mary Jo Evans, Yadira Edwards-Spring, Jean Myers, Alice Wendt, Deborah Povinelli, Daniel Amsterdam, Kate Rittenhouse-Diakun, Donald Armstrong, Brian M. Murray, Steven J. Greenberg, and Marie Riepenhoff-Talty

HTLV-Associated Diseases: Human Retroviral Infection and Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas, K. Fujihara, B. Goldman, A. R. Oseroff, N. Glenister, E. S. Jaffe, E. Bisaccia, S. Pincus, and S. J. Greenberg

Management of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients, Brian M. Murray

Syndromes of Various Infectious Origins

Immunodiagnosis of Prion Disease, R. J. Kascsak, R. Fersko, D. Pulgiano, R. Rubenstein, and R. I. Carp

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, A. C. Mawle

Superantigens: Their Role in Infectious Diseases, Dennis L. Stevens

Searching for Superantigens, P. M. Schlievert

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Immunology