The Mycota

Human Fungal Pathogens

Editors: Kurzai, Oliver (Ed.)

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Whereas plant and insect infections are commonly caused by fungi, only a small minority of the vast diversity of fungal species is pathogenic to humans. Despite this, fungal infections cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. This volume is dedicated to the biology, clinical presentation and management of invasive fungal infections. Major pathogenic fungi are introduced by world-leading experts and the basic principles of fungal virulence are reviewed in the light of new results and experimental technologies that offer unprecedented insights into invasive infections caused by Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis and Mucorales. In parallel, the clinical presentation of invasive fungal infections and current approaches to their diagnosis and treatment are summarized to provide an overview of human pathogenic fungi, linking pathogen biology to the clinical presentation of disease.

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“The Editor is to be congratulated on largely achieving his aim of producing an inspiring work for the fungi of major medical concern, but dermatophytes and other opportunistic fungi do not feature as strongly as might be expected in such a title. … this volume does approach that for the major human pathogens and should be accessible to both practising consultants and pathologists, as well as to researchers and those studying medical microbiology.” (Ima Fungus, Vol. 5 (1), June, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • 1 From Commensal to Pathogen: Candida albicans

    Whittington, Amy (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • 2 Aspergillus fumigatus: Saprotroph to Pathogen

    Bignell, Elaine

    Pages 19-43

  • 3 Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding and Predicting Fungal Virulence

    Tierney, Lanay (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

  • 4 Receptor–Ligand Interactions in Fungal Infections

    Hardison, Sarah E. (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

  • 5 Macrophages in the Immune Response Against Cryptococcus

    Evans, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Fungal Pathogens
Editors
  • Oliver Kurzai
Series Title
The Mycota
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39432-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39432-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39431-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49604-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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