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Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

1st Edition

Edited by Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro

CRC Press

160 pages | 23 Color Illus.

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The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology laboratories now make diagnosis more routine. Furthermore, information regarding medical mycology, including identification of specific fungal pathogens, is widely available. This book helps mycologists address the emerging challenges of diagnosis.

Key Features

  • Succinct summary of fungal disease diagnosis
  • Includes opportunistic fungal infections that can afflict immunocompromised patients
  • Permits the identification of common fungal pathogens
  • Reviews antifungal drugs

Related Titles

Ghannoum, M. A. & John R. Perfect, eds. Antifungal Therapy, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-4987-6814-6)

Miyaji, M., ed. Animal Models in Medical Mycology (ISBN 978-1-3158-9059-3)

Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, eds. Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (ISBN 978-1-4987-1421-1)

Table of Contents

Laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections: general information. Antifungal drugs and susceptibility testing of fungi. Malassezia spp. Dermatophytes. Sporothrix schenckii Complex. Melanized fungi. Mucorales. Candida spp. Trichosporon spp. Cryptococcus neoformans / C. gattii Complex. Blastomyces dermatitidis . Paracoccidioides Complex. Histoplasma capsulatum. Coccidioides immitis / C. posadasii . Fusarium spp. Aspergillus spp. Pneumocystis jiroveci . Rhodotorula.

About the Editor

Dr. Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro is part of the faculty of the Postgraduation Program in Medical Microbiology (PPGMM) of the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. She is a member of the Specialized Center for Medical Mycology.

About the Series

Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General