Sex and Gender Differences in Infection and Treatments for Infectious Diseases

  • Sabra L. Klein
  • Craig W. Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carole L. Galligan, Eleanor N. Fish
    Pages 1-29
  3. Helen A. Thomason, Helen Williams, Matthew J. Hardman
    Pages 31-48
  4. Fiona M. Menzies, Fiona L. Henriquez
    Pages 49-74
  5. Anandi N. Sheth, Cecile D. Lahiri, Ighovwerha Ofotokun
    Pages 75-102
  6. Morgane Griesbeck, Marcus Altfeld
    Pages 103-181
  7. Jackye Peretz, Olivia J. Hall, Sabra L. Klein
    Pages 183-210
  8. Jonas Klingström, Clas Ahlm
    Pages 211-230
  9. Anna Thorson
    Pages 231-253
  10. Huang-Ping Yu, Irshad H. Chaudry
    Pages 255-271
  11. Katie Louise Flanagan, Kristoffer Jarlov Jensen
    Pages 273-312
  12. Rebecca M. Brotman, Khalil G. Ghanem
    Pages 313-335
  13. Alison W. Rebman, Mark J. Soloski, John N. Aucott
    Pages 337-360
  14. Craig W. Roberts, William G. C. Horsnell
    Pages 361-388
  15. Sabra L. Klein, Craig W. Roberts
    Pages 389-393
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 395-400

About this book


This book provides an overview of the underlying sex-based and hormone-based differences in immunity, wound healing and pharmacokinetics, while also exploring how pregnancy affects immunity. The second part of the book shows, for the first time in a single volume, the growing number of infectious diseases for which sex and gender differences are noted, identifies common as well as distinct mechanisms mediating these differences and illustrates how responses to treatments might differ between the sexes. The awareness that males and females differ in their response to specific pathogens as well as to treatments for infectious diseases may yield sex-specific personalized treatments. This book will be of interest to basic scientists and clinicians in the fields of microbiology, immunology and pharmacology. Individuals working in academia, government and industry will also benefit from the information presented.


bacterial infection immune response personalised treatment vaccination virus infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabra L. Klein
    • 1
  • Craig W. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology & ImmunologyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Professor of Parasitology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical SciencesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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