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.
- 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
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.
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.