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Pathogenic Yeasts and Yeast Infections - Esther Segal

Pathogenic Yeasts and Yeast Infections

Hardcover Published: 9th May 1994
ISBN: 9780849364266
Number Of Pages: 256

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Pathogenic Yeasts and Yeast Infections focuses on two major yeast genera (Candida and Cryptococcus) and the spectrum of their respective diseases. The book examines the biology of the yeasts, pathogenesis, epidemiology and host response, pathology and clinical symptomatology, diagnosis, and therapy. Genetic studies, morphology, yeast physiology, basic metabolic processes, immunological activity, and the current status of vaccines are addressed as well. In the clinical arena, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical syndromes, organ specificity, diagnostic techniques, and treatment are explored through personal experience and a broad survey of the current literature. The book is authoritative and logically organized for easy reference.

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"This book is a valuable addition to the literature on clinically important yeasts." -Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, Mycopathologia, 131: 191-192, 1995

General Biological Characteristics of Candidap. 3
Ultrastructure of Candida albicansp. 11
Cell Wallp. 23
Genetic Studies in Candida albicansp. 33
Virulence Factorsp. 49
Experimental Infectionp. 61
Vaccination as an Expression of Immunity to Candidap. 79
Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Immunologyp. 89
Pathologyp. 93
Oral and Cutaneous Candidiasisp. 95
Candidal Vaginal Syndromesp. 101
Ocular Candidiasisp. 103
Disseminated Candidiasisp. 113
Diagnostic Techniquesp. 119
Treatmentp. 125
General Biological Characteristics of Cryptococcus neoformansp. 133
Studies of the Morphology of Cryptococcus neoformansp. 139
Antigenicity and Immunityp. 149
Recent Molecular and Genetic Studies in Cryptococcus neoformansp. 155
Melanin Production and Encapsulation as Factors in Virulence of Cryptococcus neoformansp. 169
Experimental Cryptococcosisp. 179
Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Immunopathogenesisp. 205
Pathologyp. 211
Clinical Manifestations of Cryptococcosisp. 213
Diagnosis of Cryptococcal Infection and Diseasep. 219
Treatmentp. 223
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780849364266
ISBN-10: 0849364264
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th May 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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