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Aspergillosis: from diagnosis to prevention

Editors: Comarú Pasqualotto, Alessandro (Ed.)

  • No recent clinical book on aspergillosis on the market
  • Features work from the most well-known international authors on aspergillosis
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the subject
  • Serves as a useful guide for clinicians
  • Includes many illustrations
  • Contains a preface written by David W. Denning, the most important scientist in the field
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About this book

Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic response caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillus conidia are widely dispersed in the environment and can easily reach human lungs and/or paranasal sinuses: most people inhale Aspergillosis spores every day!

The label Aspergillosis is used for several diverse clinical conditions. For instance, invasive Aspergillosis typically affects severely immunocompromised patients such as those with prolonged neutropenia or receiving therapy with steroids. On the other hand, allergic forms of Aspergillosis cause exuberant clinical syndromes that mostly affect patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis. Slowly destructive lung diseases may also occur in the apparently immunocompentent host, especially in the context of previous damage to the lung architecture. These are difficult-to-diagnose infections, and diagnostic tests perform differently depending on the specific scenario.

This book summarizes the current knowledge about Aspergillosis, covering:

  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

Written by internationally respected authors, the information presented in this book adds for a better understanding of Aspergillosis by providing a comprehensive and clear overview of all aspects associated with this complex disease.

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“I commend this book, with the expertise of the authors reflected on each page, to you”. (Professor David W. Denning, University of Manchester, UK)


Table of contents (59 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Denning, David W.

    Pages 3-5

  • Differences and Similarities Amongst Pathogenic Aspergillus Species

    Guarro, Josep (et al.)

    Pages 7-32

  • Immunology of Aspergillus and Aspergillosis: The Story So Far

    Romani, Luigina

    Pages 33-52

  • The Importance of Conventional Methods: Microscopy and Culture

    Johnson, Elizabeth M. (et al.)

    Pages 54-73

  • Molecular Methods for Identification of Aspergillus Species

    Deak, Eszter (et al.)

    Pages 75-85

Buy this book

eBook $299.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2408-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2407-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $379.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0509-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspergillosis: from diagnosis to prevention
Editors
  • Alessandro Comarú Pasqualotto
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2408-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2408-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2407-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0509-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 1027
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