New Insights in Medical Mycology

  • Kevin Kavanagh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Luigina Romani
    Pages 1-18
  3. Susanne Gola, David M. Arana, Rebeca Alonso-Monge, Elvira Román, Jesús Pla
    Pages 19-44
  4. Khaled H. Abu-Elteen, Mawieh M. Hamad
    Pages 69-98
  5. Erin E. McClelland, Arturo Casadevall, Helene C. Eisenman
    Pages 131-157
  6. Eric Dannaoui, Dea Garcia-Hermoso
    Pages 159-183
  7. Nir Osherov
    Pages 185-212
  8. David Cánovas, Alex Andrianopoulos
    Pages 213-226
  9. Roderick J. Hay
    Pages 227-239
  10. Luiz R. Travassos, Gustavo Goldman, Carlos P. Taborda, Rosana Puccia
    Pages 241-265
  11. Emmanuel Roilides, John Dotis, Aspasia Katragkou
    Pages 267-285
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book

Introduction

Although the means of diagnosing and treating fungal infections have improved greatly over the last decade fungi still represent a serious threat to the health of immunocompromised and immunodeficient patients. The aim of this book is to give an in-depth assessment of our current understanding of the Biology of the main fungal pathogens and how they interact with the host’s immune response. Each Chapter focuses on a specific fungal pathogen or group of pathogens and examines their biology and the factors that allow the fungus colonise and disseminate within the host. In addition each Chapter gives an indication of the challenges that remain to be tackled over the next 5 – 10 years in increasing our understanding of fungal pathogenicity. Each chapter is written by internationally recognized experts and this has ensured that the book is as comprehensive and authoritative a text as is possible to assemble.

Keywords

Fungal infection Fungal pathogen Immune response Medical mycology biology infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Kavanagh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyNational University of Ireland MaynoothIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6397-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6396-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6397-8
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