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Medicine - Internal Medicine | Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

Safdar, Amar (Ed.)

2011, XX, 596 p.

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  • Updates recent Infectious Diseases-related issues and emerging concerns
  • Offers strategies for preventing infections in patients for whom conventional measures may not be as effective
  • Emphasizes clinical problems specific to this patient population

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive and insightful work dedicated to elucidating the problem of infections in cancer patients. This essential volume reviews common and less often encountered infections, while establishing the difficulties behind preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in cancer patients. Key sections are devoted to the presentation of clinical symptoms and the identification of major etiologic agents. A cadre of leading clinicians provide a detailed assessment of the risk factors for various infections, critical strategies in preventing and managing infections, and study of the interactions between the pathogen and host's immune function and inflammatory response. With its in-depth knowledge and concise treatment of the distinct facets of infections in cancer patients, this volume is an indispensible tool for all infectious disease specialists and clinical oncologists.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Antimicrobial prophylaxis - Cord blood transplantation - Drug-resistant organisms - Fungal disease - Immunization - Neutropenia - Pneumonia - Respiratory infections - Stem cell transplantation - Viral disease

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology

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