Immunology of the Female Genital Tract by Ernst Rainer WeissenbacherImmunology of the Female Genital Tract by Ernst Rainer Weissenbacher

Immunology of the Female Genital Tract

byErnst Rainer Weissenbacher, Monika Wirth, Ioannis Mylonas

Hardcover | January 14, 2014

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This book systematically reviews and discusses recent studies and articles on the immunology of female genital tract tissue. The scope is broad, encompassing innate immune responses, adaptive (humoral and cell-mediated) immunity, the immunology of menstruation, the immunology of viral and bacterial infections, the immunology of normal and abnormal pregnancy, and immunological infertility. Throughout, tables and illustrations are judiciously used to facilitate understanding. Immunology of the Female Genital Tract will serve as an invaluable source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in this subject.
Professor Ernst Rainer Weissenbacher is Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics at Großhadern Clinic, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. He is also President of the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professor Weissenbacher is recognized as a leading authority in the...
Title:Immunology of the Female Genital TractFormat:HardcoverDimensions:262 pagesPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642149057

ISBN - 13:9783642149054

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Table of Contents

Fundamentals of immunology: Concepts of innate and specific immunity.- Mucosal immunology.- General immunology of the genital tract: Distinct features of the genital mucosal tissue.- Functions and regulation of innate immune responses in the human reproductive tract.- Functions and regulation of adaptive humoral and cell-mediated immunity in the female genital tract.- Immunization studies.- Immunology of menstruation - menstruation as an inflammatory process.- Immunology of genital tract infections: Viral infections of the genital tract.- Bacterial infections of the genital tract.- Candidiasis.- Trichomoniasis.- Immunology in reproductive medicine: Immunology of pregnancy.- Immunologic infertility.- Immunocontraceptive approaches.