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Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host

Edition:
2nd
Author(s):
ISBN:
9781555819033
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
October 21, 2016
Content Details:
794 pages
Language:
English

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Advances in cancer therapy and transplantation are increasing the numbers of immunocompromised patients throughout the world. This comprehensive review presents state-of-the-art diagnostics for infectious complications in the immunocompromised patients. Providing complementary views of often complex diagnostic challenges, the new edition presents topics such as host biology and antineoplastic and transplantation techniques; the basis of immunosuppressive conditions ranging from diabetes to age-related immunosuppression; the approach, interpretation, and limitations of the laboratory diagnosis of infections caused by a wide range of etiologic agents; laboratory diagnosis of infections of organ systems, such as respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system; and, diagnostic aspects of prosthetic devices and catheters, healthcare-acquired infections, and morphologic considerations (anatomic pathology). New sections discuss tissue pathology, HIV, hepatitis viruses, papilloma and polyoma viruses, and aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology. This book will inform laboratory medicine specialists, pathologists, technologists, students, and clinical care professionals who are involved or interested in the care of patients who are immunocompromised.

    Strategies for providing optimal care to this high-risk patient group.
    The immunocompromised patient population is increasing throughout the world. Major advances in transplantation techniques have expanded access to lifesaving therapies and improved outcomes in these high-risk populations. An understanding of the biology of these infections, host conditions, and the limitations of technologies used to detect and quantify such pathogens is critical to optimal care.
    This new edition of Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host covers all aspects of state-of-the-art diagnostics for infectious complications in the immunocompromised patient. Editors Randall Hayden, Karen Carroll, Yi-Wei Tang and Donna Wolk, assembled the contributions of a team of preeminent authors to discuss a broad range of topics, including
    • relevant aspects of host biology, antineoplastic, and transplantation techniques and the basis of immunosuppressive conditions ranging from diabetes to age-related immunosuppression
    • approaches, interpretations, and limitations of laboratory diagnosis of infections by a wide range of specific etiologic agents 
    • laboratory diagnosis of infections of specific organ systems, such as respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal tract infections, and central nervous system infections
    • special topics such as prosthetic devices and catheters, healthcare acquired infections, and morphologic considerations (anatomic pathology) 
    • future diagnostic technologies and their potential impact on the field 
    Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host is a resource for laboratory medicine specialists, pathologists, technologists, students, and clinical care professionals who are involved or interested in the care of the immunocompromised host.

     

     

    Reviews

      “Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host was written by a renowned team of expert authors, and the editors, all well respected in the field, are second to none. It is an excellent compendium and a vital reference for medical personnel seeking to make decisions about the management of individuals who are immune compromised.”

      — Robert G. Hamilton, PhD, D.ABMLI, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Johns Hopkins Dermatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Reference Laboratory

  • Contents

    Contents

    Contributors
    Preface
    Foreword

    I. OVERVIEW OF INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST

    1. Overview of Infections in the Immunocompromised Host
    Lesia K. Dropulic and Howard M. Lederman

    II. LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS: APPROACHES, INTERPRETATIONS, AND LIMITATIONS
    INFECTIONS BY SPECIFIC ETIOLOGIC AGENTS

    2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    Wendy S. Armstrong, Jeannette Guarner, Colleen S. Kraft, and Angela M. Caliendo

    3. Chronic Hepatitis B, C, and D
    Bryan R. Cobb and Alexandra Valsamakis

    4. Cytomegalovirus
    M. Veronica Dioverti and Raymund R. Razonable

    5. Epstein-Barr Virus
    Andrew Nowalk and Michael Green

    6. Herpes Simplex Virus and Varicella-Zoster Virus
    Myron J. Levin, Adriana Weinberg, and D. Scott Schmid

    7. Human Herpesviruses 6A, 6B and 7
    Henri Agut, Pascale Bonnafous, and Agnès Gautheret-Dejean

    8. Human Papillomavirus
    Eileen M. Burd and Christina L. Dean

    9. Polyomaviruses
    Linda Cook

    10. Adenovirus
    Michael G. Ison and Randall T. Hayden

    11. Respiratory RNA Viruses
    Richard L. Hodinka

    12. Enteroviruses and Parechoviruses
    James J. Dunn

    13. Parvovirus B19
    Marie Louise Landry

    14. Filamentous Fungi
    Margaret V. Powers-Fletcher, Brian A. Kendall, Allen T. Griffin, and Kimberly E. Hanson

    15. Yeasts
    Sean X. Zhang and Nathan P. Wiederhold

    16. Mycobacteria
    Patricia J. Simner, Gail L. Woods, and Nancy L. Wengenack

    17. Aerobic Actinomycetes of Clinical Significance
    A. Brian Mochon, Den Sussland, and Michael A. Saubolle

    18. Parasites
    Elitza S. Theel and Bobbi S. Pritt

    19. Selected Topics in Aerobic Bacteriology
    Geraldine Hall and Karen C. Carroll

    20. Selected Topics in Anaerobic Bacteriology
    Deirdre L. Church

    III. LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS: APPROACHES, INTERPRETATIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    INFECTIONS OF SPECIFIC ORGAN SYSTEMS

    21. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
    Karen C. Carroll and La’Tonzia L. Adams

    22. Genitourinary Tract Infections
    Odaliz Abreu Lanfranco and George J. Alangaden

    23. Gastrointestinal Infections
    Kevin Alby and Irving Nachamkin

    24. Central Nervous System Infections
    Andrea J. Zimmer, Victoria E. Burke, and Karen C. Bloch

    25. Bloodstream Infections
    Donna M. Wolk, Raquel M. Martinez, and Diana R. Hernandez

    26. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    Anne Spichler Moffarah, Mayar Al Mohajer, Bonnie L. Hurwitz, and David G. Armstrong

    IV. SPECIAL TOPICS

    27. Prosthetic Device Infections
    Raquel M. Martinez, Thomas R. Bowen, and Michael A. Foltzer

    28. Hospital-Associated Infections
    Esther Babady

    29. Surgical Pathologic Diagnosis
    Mary K. Klassen-Fischer and Ronald C. Neafie

    Index