A Text

  • David A. Stevens

Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stanley C. Deresinski
    Pages 1-20
  3. M. Huppert, S. H. Sun
    Pages 47-61
  4. Demosthenes Pappagianis
    Pages 63-85
  5. David A. Stevens
    Pages 87-95
  6. Demosthenes Pappagianis
    Pages 97-112
  7. Robert W. Huntington
    Pages 113-132
  8. David Salkin
    Pages 133-138
  9. Antonino Catanzaro, David J. Drutz
    Pages 139-145
  10. Antonino Catanzaro, David J. Drutz
    Pages 147-161
  11. Peter C. Kelly
    Pages 163-193
  12. Stanley C. Deresinski
    Pages 195-211
  13. Paul H. Jacobs
    Pages 213-224
  14. Eskild A. Petersen
    Pages 225-229
  15. John N. Galgiani
    Pages 231-236
  16. David A. Stevens
    Pages 237-239
  17. Robert P. Harvey
    Pages 241-244
  18. Allan Lavetter
    Pages 245-248
  19. David A. Stevens
    Pages 249-252
  20. David A. Stevens
    Pages 253-260
  21. David A. Stevens
    Pages 273-275
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About this book


The idea for compiling a book on coccidioidomycosis first began to take shape in my mind in 1976 at an annual meeting of the Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (see Chapter 23) in Palo Alto. In my discussions with the chairman, Demosthenes Pappagianis, we agreed that considerable data had accumulated in the almost 20 years since the publication of Marshall Fiese's landmark book, Coccidioidomycosis (Charles C Thomas, Spring­ field, Ill. , 1958). Pappagianis encouraged me to consider writing a new book. Also about this time, my Stanford colleague Tom Merigan was collaborating in assembling a series of texts on infectious diseases, and he added his encouragement to that of Pappagianis. I planned to enlist the collaboration of my colleagues for the multiauthored work I had conceived to encompass the various facets of coccidioidomycosis. The more I worked, the more I appreciated the effort that had gone into the Fiese book. I hope the final product is a useful, readable, and comprehensive text and reference source for this disease and a worthy successor to the Fiese book. This volume places greater emphasis on the basic science background of present clinical experience and attempts to examine critically the data base and how it fits with recommendations made in the clinical literature. In some of the contributed chapters, I made virtually no changes; in others, I battered them to fit my preconceptions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Stevens
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseasesSanta Clara Valley Medical CenterSan JoseUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of MedicineStanford University, Medical SchoolStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Infectious Disease Research LaboratoryInstitute for Medical Research of Santa Clara CountySan JoseUSA

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