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Chlamydia Pneumoniae : Infection and Disease :  Infection and Disease - Herman Friedman

Chlamydia Pneumoniae : Infection and Disease

Infection and Disease

By: Herman Friedman (Editor), Yoshimasa Yamamoto (Editor), Mauro Bendinelli (Editor)

Hardcover Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780306484872
Number Of Pages: 286

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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a bacteria that is most commonly known for causing colds and pneumonia. However, researchers have recently found a link between C. pneumoniae and atherosclerosis, a clogging of the arteries that causes heart attack and stroke. In addition, ongoing research is showing that certain strains may play a role in asthma, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis.

This volume, part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis series, is a complete portrait of C. pneumoniae and what is currently known about it.

Chlamydia pneumoniae : prospects and predictions for an emerging pathogenp. 1
Morphology of Chlamydia pneumoniaep. 11
Cell and molecular biology of Chlamydia pneumoniaep. 29
Antibiotic susceptibility and treatment of Chlamydia pneumoniae infectionsp. 45
Pneumonia caused by Chlamydia pneumoniaep. 57
Chlamydia detection in bloodp. 65
Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and diseases : immunity to Chlamydia pneumoniaep. 81
Vaccines against Chlamydia pneumoniae : can they be made?p. 99
Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis - an overview of the associationp. 113
The biology of Chlamydia pneumoniae in cardiovascular disease pathogenesisp. 135
Animal models of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosisp. 153
Antiinfective trials for the treatment of Chlamydia pneumoniae in coronary artery diseasep. 173
Chlamydia pneumoniae and myocarditisp. 187
Chlamydia pneumoniae as a candidate pathogen in multiple sclerosisp. 199
Chlamydia pneumoniae in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseasep. 211
Chlamydia pneumoniae and inflammatory arthritisp. 227
Role of Chlamydia pneumoniae as an inducer of asthmap. 239
Respiratory tract infections caused by C. pneumoniae in pediatric patientsp. 263
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ISBN: 9780306484872
ISBN-10: 0306484870
Series: Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: August 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61