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Diagnostic microbiology of the immunocompromised host

Author: Randall T Hayden; Karen C Carroll; Yi-Wei Tang; Donna M Wolk
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2009.
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Over the past twenty-five years, the number of patients with compromised immune systems has grown astronomically. High-risk patients such as these require a unique set of healthcare solutions that take into consideration everything from the etiology and degree of immune suppression to the individual patient's nutritional status. This comprehensive volume examines a wide range of approaches and challenges to  Read more...
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Diagnostic microbiology of the immunocompromised host.
Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008022215
(OCoLC)228569625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall T Hayden; Karen C Carroll; Yi-Wei Tang; Donna M Wolk
ISBN: 9781555815455 1555815456
OCLC Number: 608624569
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 478 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Overview of infections in the immunocompromised host / Lesia K. Dropulic and Howard M. Lederman --
Hiv / Yun F. (Wayne) Wang [and others] --
Cytomegalovirus / Cari R. Sloma, Thomas E. Grys, and Raymund R. Razonable --
Epstein barr virus and human herpesvirus / David T. Rowe, Frank J. Jenkins, and Heather R. Hensler --
HSV, VZV, HHV-6, and HHV-7 / Paula A. Revell, James H. Clark III, and Beverly B. Rogers --
Adenovirus / Michael G. Ison and Randall T. Hayden --
RNA respiratory viruses / Michael G. Ison and Eric S. Rosenberg --
Enteroviruses / James J. Dunn --
Parvovirus / Marie Louise Landry --
Filamentous fungi / Gary W. Procop, Randall T. Hayden, and Glenn D. Roberts --
Yeast infections in the immunocompromised host : current status of diagnostic approaches / Justin A. Bishop and William G. Merz --
Mycobacteria / Nancy G. Warren and Gail L. Woods --
Aerobic actinomycetes of clinical significance / Michael A. Saubolle --
Diagnostic parasitology in the immunocompromised patient / Lynne S. Garcia --
Etiology, epidemiology, and diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections in immunocompromised patients / Karen C. Carroll --
Genitourinary tract infections / Barbara L. Haller --
Gastrointestinal infections / Irving Nachamkin --
Central nervous system infections / Igen Hongo, Karen C. Bloch, and Yi-Wei Tang --
Laboratory diagnosis of bloodstream infections in the immunocompromised host / Cathy A. Petti, Hafsa Hassan, and L. Barth Reller --
Infections of soft tissue/prosthetic devices / Xiang Y. Han --
Hospital-associated infections / Fann Wu, Susan Whittier, and Phyllis Della-Latta --
Future trends in diagnosis of infections in the immunocompromised population / Donna M. Wolk and Elizabeth M. Marlowe.
Responsibility: edited by Randall T. Hayden, Karen C. Carroll, Yi-Wei Tang, Donna M. Wolk.

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In addition to the usual litany of pathogens that threaten all of us, patients with compromised immune status are susceptible to normally harmless microbial cohabitants. Such infections may become  Read more...

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