Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century

The Role of Microbes in Common Non-Infectious Diseases

Authors: Fong, I.W.

  • Explores the role of microbes in the pathogenesis of common and disabling non-infectious diseases
  • Draws upon increasing evidence that the microflora of the gut plays a key role in the regulation of physiological and immune functions of the body
  • Excellent resource for both physicians and investigators
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About this book

This new volume in the series Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century is a novel book on the role of microbes in the pathogenesis of common and disabling non-infectious diseases. New insights have emerged over the past several years suggesting that our commensal microflora of the gut is extremely important in regulating physiological and immune functions of the body. Covered are the perturbations of the normal composition of our endogenous microbiota, influenced by diet and genetic predispositions, as well as the mechanisms to produce common disorders such as obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer and atherosclerotic vascular diseases. Also explored is the evidence suggesting that predisposition to increasingly common afflictions such as asthma and multiple sclerosis is influenced, in combination with our genetic composition, by early life exposure to environmental microbes and the time of onset of common viral infections. Chapters provide the most recent information on these disorders with regards to epidemiology, current concepts on pathogenesis and mechanisms of their biology, recent research and data on the role of microbes, analysis of their validity and conclusive remarks and areas for future research.

The Role of Microbes in Common Non-Infectious Diseases is an excellent resource for both physicians and investigators from a broad range of disciplines that will help to stimulate new concepts of disease pathogenesis and lead to the unraveling of their mechanisms of diseases and to novel treatments.

About the authors

Ignatius [Bill] Fong is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and he is an author/editor of 8 previously published books on Infectious Diseases. His research interests include topics in clinical infectious disease, HIV infection and microbial-induced or associated atherosclerosis.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Microbial Pathogenesis

    Fong, I. W.

    Pages 1-27

  • Microbes in Colon Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Fong, I. W.

    Pages 29-57

  • The Role of Microbes in Obesity

    Fong, I. W.

    Pages 59-73

  • Microbes in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus

    Fong, I. W.

    Pages 75-88

  • Asthma and Microbes: A New Paradigm

    Fong, I. W.

    Pages 89-110

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1670-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1669-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4238-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Microbes in Common Non-Infectious Diseases
Authors
Series Title
Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1670-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1670-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1669-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4238-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 185
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
Topics