Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis

Acinetobacter

Biology and Pathogenesis

Editors: Bergogne-Bérézin, Eugénie, Friedman, Herman, Bendinelli, Mauro (Eds.)

  • Will cover for the first time in one volume all aspects of the research, clinical aspects, laboratory diagnosis, genetics, pathogenicity, epidemiology, prevention and control of acinetobacter

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There is currently increasing interest concerning the biology and disease caused by Acinetobacter species. Such interest, however, developed relatively slowly because of the necessity to clarify the confusing taxonomy of these organisms. Much work was needed to identify various species as members of this genus, to recognize their epidemiologic profile, their pathogenic role and their increasing importance as multi-antibiotic resistant organisms. In recent years improvement of genetic approaches, recognition of plasmids, integrons and chromosomal sources of resistance mechanisms aroused interest on the role of Acinetobacters in disease by many microbiologists and clinicians, especially internists and infectious disease specialists. In this regard, physicians are frequently confronted with extremely difficult therapeutic approaches for treatment and prevention of severe nosocomial infections due to multi antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter. Moreover, recent observations of community acquired infections have been reported, especially in patients with various risk factors such as immuno-deficiencies. Also, it is now becoming evident that Acinetobacter infections occur frequently in violent situations such as earthquake or war zones.

The mechanisms of Acinetobacter virulence are becoming increasingly clear, providing new insights into their pathogenic role in community acquired infections. It is apparent the time is appropriate for detailed review of the increasing knowledge concerning important new information, both clinical and therapeutic, especially information concerning virulence, resistance mechanisms and typing of Acinetobacter spp. Many new findings are accumulating in almost an exponential manner since publication of previous books on this subject in 1991 and 1996.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Importance of Acinetobacter spp.

    Bergogne-Bérézin, Eugénie

    Pages 1-18

  • Perspectives

    Bergogne-Bérézin, Eugénie

    Pages 1-6

  • “Overview of the Microbial Characteristics, Taxonomy, and Epidemiology of Acinetobacter”

    Seifert, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • Genome Organization, Mutation, and Gene Expression in Acinetobacter

    Ornston, L. Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Molecular Epidemiology of Acinetobacter Species

    Wisplinghoff, Hilmar (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

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Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2672-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acinetobacter
Book Subtitle
Biology and Pathogenesis
Editors
  • Eugénie Bergogne-Bérézin
  • Herman Friedman
  • Mauro Bendinelli
Series Title
Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77944-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77944-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77943-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2672-2
Series ISSN
1075-1289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics