Key Features

  • Includes specific recommendations for diagnosing, preventing, and treating fungal infections in various patient populations based upon underlying principles of epidemiology and infection control policy, pathogenesis, immunology, histopathology, and laboratory diagnosis and antifungal therapy.
  • Covers etiologic agents of disease, fungal infections in special hosts such as pediatric patients and patients with cancer and HIV, infections of specific organ systems, and more, to make you aware of the special considerations involved in certain cases.
  • Features clinically useful and reader-friendly practical tools—including algorithms, slides, graphs, pictorials, photographs, and radiographs—that better illustrate and communicate essential points, promote efficient use in a variety of clinical and academic settings, and facilitate slide making for lectures and presentations.
  • Offers a CD-ROM containing all of the book’s images for use in your electronic presentations.

Table of Contents

Section 1: General Principles, including Diagnosis

1. The Epidemiology of Fungal Infections, Shawn R. Lockhart, Daniel J. Diekema & Michael A. Pfaller

2. Recent Advances in Understanding Human Opportunistic Fungal Pathogenesis Mechanisms, Robert A. Crammer & John R. Perfect

3. Immunology, Thomas S. Harrison & Suart M. Levitz

4. The Laboratory and Clinical Mycology, Michael A. Pfaller & Michael R. McGinnis

5. Histopathology of Fungal Infections, Vicki J. Schnadig & Gail L. Woods

6. Radiology of Fungal Infections, Prasanna G. Vibhute, Venkat R. Surabhi, Angel Gomez, Santiago Restrepo, Michael McCarthy, Carlos Bazan III, Kedar Chintapalli

7. Antifungal Therapy, Elias A. Anaissie & Paul Gubbins

Section 2: The Organisms

8. Candida, Maria C. Dignani, Joseph S. Solomkin & Elias J. Anaissie

9. Cryptococcus, Marianna A. Viviani & Anna Maria Tortorano

10. Infections Caused by Non - Candida, Non - Cryptococcus Yeasts, Michael A. Pfaller, Daniel J. Diekema & William G. Merz

11. Aspergillus, Malcolm D. Richardson & Willian Hope

12. Zygomycosis,Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Michael Smith & Michael R. McGinnis

13. Fusarium and other Hyaline Hyphomycetes, Elias J. Anaissie

14. Dematiaceous Fungi, Deanna A. Sutton, Michael G. Rinaldi & Stephen E. Sanche

15. Endemic Mycoses, Gregory M. Anstead & Thomas Patterson

16. Dermatophytes and Dermatophytoses, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum & Nancy C Isham

17. Pneumocystis, Michael A. Pfaller & Elias J. Anaissie

18. Anomalous Fungal and Fungal–like Infections: Lacaziosis, Pythiosis and Rhinosporidiosis, Leonel Mendoza & Raquel Vilela

Section 3: Clinical Syndromes and Organ Systems

19. Fungal Infections in the patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, Michael Saccente

20. Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients, Elias J. Anaissie

21. Fungal Infe

Details

No. of pages:
700
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9781416056805
Electronic ISBN:
9781437711257

About the authors

Elias Anaissie

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Supportive Care, Myeloma Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA Professor of Medicine

Michael McGinnis

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Michael Pfaller

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical Officer, T2 Biosystems, Lexington, Massachusetts, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Medicine and College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa