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New Insights in Medical Mycology

Editors: Kavanagh, Kevin (Ed.)

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  • Each Chapter is written by internationally recognized experts in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of our state of knowledge regarding each fungal pathogen
  • Indicates the main challenges that remain to be tackled in increasing our understanding of how fungi interact with the host’s immune response
  • Contains a strong emphasis on the interaction of the fungus with the host’s immune system
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Although the means of diagnosing and treating fungal infections have improved greatly over the last decade fungi still represent a serious threat to the health of immunocompromised and immunodeficient patients. The aim of this book is to give an in-depth assessment of our current understanding of the Biology of the main fungal pathogens and how they interact with the host’s immune response. Each Chapter focuses on a specific fungal pathogen or group of pathogens and examines their biology and the factors that allow the fungus colonise and disseminate within the host. In addition each Chapter gives an indication of the challenges that remain to be tackled over the next 5 – 10 years in increasing our understanding of fungal pathogenicity. Each chapter is written by internationally recognized experts and this has ensured that the book is as comprehensive and authoritative a text as is possible to assemble.

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From the reviews:

"This book reviews the current information about fungal pathogens and examines how they interact with humans. … International experts on fungal organism who contributed to this book have given valuable insight into these pathogens. … a book that would be useful for researchers in the area of antifungal agents as well as vaccines. It would also be useful for physicians treating patients at risk for fungal infections. … Overall, it will be a useful source for information on fungi and how they infect humans." (Rebecca T. Horvat, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Immunity to fungi

    Pages 1-18

    Romani, Luigina

  • In vitro models to analyse fungal infection

    Pages 19-44

    Gola, Susanne (et al.)

  • Insects as Models for Studying the Virulence of Fungal Pathogens of Humans

    Pages 45-67

    Renwick, Julie (et al.)

  • Novel Antifungal Therapies

    Pages 69-98

    Abu-Elteen, Khaled H. (et al.)

  • Candida Albicans: New Insights in Infection, Disease, and Treatment

    Pages 99-129

    MacCallum, Dr. Donna

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6397-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6396-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7625-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Insights in Medical Mycology
Editors
  • Kevin Kavanagh
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6397-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6397-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6396-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7625-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 289
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