Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Host-Pathogen Interactions in Streptococcal Diseases

Editors: Chhatwal, G Singh (Ed.)

  • A useful reference work for everyone working in the field of streptococcal infections and their sequelae
  • Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview  ​
  • Written by leading authorities in the subject area
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Streptococci are Gram-positive bacteria that cause a wide spectrum of diseases, such as pharyngitis, necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, as well as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as sequelae. Antibiotics alone have not been able to control the disease and in spite of many efforts an effective vaccine is not yet available. A prerequisite for novel and successful strategies for combating these bacteria is a complete understanding of the highly complex pathogenic mechanisms involved, which are analyzed in this volume. In ten chapters, prominent authors cover various aspects including streptococcal diseases and global burden, epidemiology, adaptation and transmission, and molecular mechanisms of different diseases, as well as sequelae, vaccine development and clinical management. This book will serve as a valuable reference work for scientists, students, clinicians and public health workers and provide new approaches to meeting the challenge of streptococcal diseases.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Group A Streptococcal Diseases and Their Global Burden

    Ralph, Anna P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Molecular Markers for the Study of Streptococcal Epidemiology

    McMillan, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • Epidemiology and Pathogenicity of Zoonotic Streptococci

    Fulde, Marcus (et al.)

    Pages 49-81

  • Adherence and Invasion of Streptococci to Eukaryotic Cells and their Role in Disease Pathogenesis

    Rohde, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 83-110

  • Common Regulators of Virulence in Streptococci

    Patenge, Nadja (et al.)

    Pages 111-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Streptococcal Diseases
Editors
  • G Singh Chhatwal
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
368
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36340-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36340-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36339-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43836-3
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 255
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