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Fungal Infections and Immune Responses : Viruses - Juneann W. Murphy

Fungal Infections and Immune Responses

Viruses

By: Juneann W. Murphy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1993
ISBN: 9780306440755
Number Of Pages: 574

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Biomedical scientists widely acknowledge that individuals' immune respon- siveness is important in resistance to infections by microorganisms, including fungi. Because of the devastating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, caused by the human immunodeficiency retrovirus, it is now accepted that suppressed immune responses, especially cellular immu- nity, are important contributors to increased individual susceptibility to opportunistic infections-including infections caused by fungi which were at one time thought to be very lowly or nonpathogenic. Within the last few years, there has been an almost explosive increase in interest and studies concerning the nature and mechanisms of the immune response to fungal infections. Many immunologists who are not well versed in mycology have begun to study the nature and mechanisms of antifungal immunity using a wide variety of newer as well as more conventional immunologic technologies, both in vivo and in vitro. Up to the 1980s, however, there was little interest among basic immunologists concerning fungal immunity. This situation has changed dramatically in the past half decade, mainly because of AIDS.

Introductionp. 1
Superficial Fungal Infectionsp. 7
Dermatophytosisp. 27
Introduction to Candida: Systemic Candidiasisp. 49
Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasisp. 117
Sporotrichosisp. 135
Blastomycosisp. 151
Coccidioidomycosisp. 173
Histoplasmosisp. 213
Paracoccidioidomycosisp. 251
Cryptococcosisp. 277
Chromoblastomycosisp. 303
Mycotic Mycetomap. 325
Pseudallescheriasisp. 335
Aspergillosisp. 359
Phaeohyphomycosisp. 379
Fungal Allergyp. 393
Fungal Infections in the Immunocompromised Host: Clinical Syndromes and Diagnosisp. 405
Immunochemistry of Fungal Antigens (Part A): Primary Dimorphic Pathogensp. 425
Immunochemistry of Fungal Antigens (Part B): Opportunistic Pathogensp. 439
Mycotoxins: Toxic Metabolites of Fungip. 469
Mushroom Poisoningp. 493
Modulators of Immune Responses to Fungip. 521
Nocardial Infectionsp. 533
Indexp. 555
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ISBN: 9780306440755
ISBN-10: 030644075X
Series: Viruses
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 574
Published: 28th February 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.04