Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis by Vassil St. GeorgievOpportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis by Vassil St. Georgiev

Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis

byVassil St. Georgiev

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This book is a comprehensive text on the prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections in a fast growing population of immunocompromised hosts. To this end, the array of diseases covered includes not only opportunistic infections exclusively associated with immunocompromised patients but also infectious diseases which even though benign and self-resolving in immunocompetent hosts, have the potential of becoming serious illnesses in immunocompromised patients. These diseases may quickly develop into fulminant or disseminated illness characterized by high morbidity and mortality rates. Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis is organized into four major parts covering bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections. In addition to well-known opportunistic pathogens, each part includes new and emerging species that may be either taxonomically related to a major disease-causing microorganism or microorganisms not until recently considered to be human pathogens. The information contained in this book will include widely accepted prophylactic and treatment regimens based on well-planned large-scale clinical trials, as well as reports from individual cases. To facilitate the quick and convenient access to this information, tables containing recommended prophylactic and therapeutic regimens are included, thus making this an essential resource for all physicians treating these infections.

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Title:Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and ProphylaxisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:565 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617373036

ISBN - 13:9781617373039

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Table of Contents

Part I. Viral InfectionsChapter 1. CytomegalovirusChapter 2. Varicella-Zoster Virus (Herpes Zoster) InfectionsChapter 3. Herpes Simplex VirusPart II. Bacterial InfectionsChapter 4. Nocardia spp.Chapter 5. Oerskovia ssp.Chapter 6. Rhodococcus equiChapter 7. Tsukamurella ssp.Chapter 8. Mycobacterium tuberculosisChapter 9. Mycobacterium bovisChapter 10. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial InfectionsChapter 11. Listeria monocytogenesChapter 12. Gastrointestinal Infections in the Immunocompromised HostPart III. Parasitic InfectionsChapter 13. Cryptosporidium spp.Chapter 14. Isospora spp.Chapter 15. Toxoplasma gondiiChapter 16. MicrosporidiaChapter 17. Strongyloides stercoralisChapter 18. Cyclospora spp.Part IV. Fungal InfectionsChapter 19. Cryptococcus neoformansChapter 20. Candida albicansChapter 21. Emerging Candida spp. InfectionsChapter 22. Trichosporon beigeliiChapter 23. Rhodotorula spp.Chapter 24. Hansenula (Pichia) spp.Chapter 25. Dematiaceous Fungal Infections: Phaeohyphomycosis and ChromoblastomycosisChapter 26. HyalohyphomycosisChapter 27. Histoplasma spp.Chapter 28. African HistoplasmosisChapter 29. Blastomyces dermatidisChapter 30. Aspergillus spp.Chapter 31. Coccidiodes immitisChapter 32. Paracoccidioides brasiliensisChapter 33. Penicillium marneffeiChapter 34. Zygomycosis (Murcormycosis, Phycomycosis)Chapter 35. Pneumocystis cariniiIndex