Clinically Relevant Mycoses: A Practical Approach by Elisabeth PresterlClinically Relevant Mycoses: A Practical Approach by Elisabeth Presterl

Clinically Relevant Mycoses: A Practical Approach

byElisabeth Presterl

Hardcover | January 23, 2019

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This book describes an evidence-based, practical approach to diagnosis and treatment of the fungal infections most frequently encountered in a general hospital. The opening section provides an easy-to-understand overview of the basic medical and scientific background of fungal infections. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment are then carefully explained and discussed for a variety of clinical syndromes, including those associated withCandida,Aspergillus,Cryptococcus, andPneumocystisspp., Mucoraceae, dermatophytes, and rare fungi. Readers will gain a clear perception of common management challenges and the best way to respond to them, including in specific patient groups such as children and the immunocompromised. In addition to providing an excellent tool for decision-making on clinical management, the book offers a sound basis for the framing of further research questions and studies in the field. It will be an invaluable companion for doctors, students of medicine and pharmacology, nurses, and other health care professionals.

About the Editor Elisabeth Presterl, MD, MBA, DTMH (London), is Professor for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology and Head of the Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Her further specializations are in internal medicine and in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. In...
Title:Clinically Relevant Mycoses: A Practical ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:225 pagesPublished:January 23, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319922998

ISBN - 13:9783319922997


Table of Contents

Introduction.- I. General.- What is the target? Clinical mycology and diagnostics.- Immune system and pathogenesis.- Antifungal agents.- II. Clinical disease.- Clinical syndromes - Candida and candidosis.- Clinical syndromes -Aspergillus.- Clinical syndromes: Mucormycosis.- Clinical syndromes:Cryptococcosis.- Clinical syndromes: Rare fungi.- Clinical syndromes -Pneumocystis.- Clinical Relevant Mycoses Dermatomycoses.- III. Special issues.- Infection control to reduce invasive fungal infections.- Paediatric Invasive Fungal infections.- Special issue: Fungal infection in patients with organ transplantation.- Mycotoxins and human disease.