2010

Combating Fungal Infections

Problems and Remedy

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ISBN: 978-3-642-12172-2 (Print) 978-3-642-12173-9 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

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    Pages 1-19

    Mould Infections: A Global Threat to Immunocompromised Patients

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    Pages 21-45

    Virulence and Pathogenicity of Fungal Pathogens with Special Reference to Candida albicans

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    Pages 47-70

    Animal as Reservoir of Fungal Diseases (Zoonoses?)

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    Pages 71-97

    Fungi Associated with Eye Infections with Special Reference to Corneal Keratitis and Their Possible Reservoir

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    Pages 99-107

    Antifungal Drugs Mode of Action and Recent Development

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    Pages 109-124

    Antifungal-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Pediatrics: A State of the Art

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    Pages 125-145

    Antifungal Resistance: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms

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    Pages 147-171

    Multidrug Resistance in Fungi: The Role of Pleiotropic Drug Resistance Genes

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    Pages 173-211

    Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections: An Overview

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    Pages 213-240

    Combinational Antifungal Therapy and Recent Trends in Drug Discovery

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    Pages 241-272

    Role of De-Escalation and Combination Therapy Strategies in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infection: A Multidisciplinary Point of View

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    Pages 273-287

    Challenges to the Management of Pulmonary Mycoses in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

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    Pages 289-325

    Aspartic Peptidase Inhibitors as Potential Bioactive Pharmacological Compounds Against Human Fungal Pathogens

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    Pages 327-346

    Metabolic Pathways as Drug Targets: Targeting the Sulphur Assimilatory Pathways of Yeast and Fungi for Novel Drug Discovery

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    Pages 347-371

    Innate Immunity in Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dermatomycosis

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    Pages 373-396

    Cytokine Therapy: Possible Tools in Management of Fungal Infection

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    Pages 397-421

    Immunomodulators: Potential in Treatment of Systemic Fungal Infections

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    Pages 423-448

    Fungal Vaccines: Recent Trends

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    Pages 449-484

    Antifungal Activity of Medicinal Plant Extracts and Phytocompounds: A Review

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    Pages 485-528

    Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Antifungal Compounds

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 529-539