Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Editors: Suttorp, Norbert, Welte, Tobias, Marre, Reinhard (Eds.)

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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a disease associated with high morbidity and mortality, with at least one third of cases requiring hospitalization, exceeding the numbers admitted for myocardial infarction and stroke. Despite a broad armamentarium of antimicrobials available, it remains an important cause of death in industrialized countries. CAP is caused by a variety of pathogens with their order of importance dependent on the location and population studied. Despite the importance of CAP, reliable data and a recommended evidence-based therapy are lacking, and basic research must be improved.

The goal of this volume is to present state-of-the-art knowledge on epidemiology, clinical presentation, immunology, pathology, and diagnosis including the identification of "new pathogens". Therapeutic approaches, antibiotics resistance, disease management and vaccination strategies are also covered. The volume is of interest to researchers and clinicians in virology, epidemiology and biomedicine.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Diagnosis and treatment of community acquired pneumonia - the German perspective

    Tobias Welte

    Pages 1-14

  • Pathogenesis of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infections — epidemiology, immunity, cell biology, virulence factors

    Matthias Krüll, Norbert Suttorp

    Pages 83-110

  • Pathogenesis of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections:adaptive immunity, innate immunity, cell biology, virulence factors

    Sven Hammerschmidt, Simone Bergmann, Gavin K. Paterson, Timothy J. Mitchell

    Pages 139-181

  • Pathogenesis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections:adaptive immunity, innate immunity, cell biology, and virulence factors

    Ken B. Waites, Jerry W. Simecka, Deborah F. Talkington, T. Prescott Atkinson

    Pages 183-199

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Editors
  • Norbert Suttorp
  • Tobias Welte
  • Reinhard Marre
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7563-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-7563-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7562-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
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