Fungal Immunology

From an Organ Perspective

  • Paul L. FidelJr.
  • Gary B. Huffnagle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nasal Cavity

    1. Tobias E. Rodriguez, Jack R. Harkema, Gary B. Huffnagle
      Pages 1-12
  3. Oral Cavity

    1. Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
      Pages 13-35
    2. Stephen J. Challacombe, Durdana Rahman, Mukesh Mistry, Julian R. Naglik
      Pages 37-57
  4. Lungs

    1. Marcel Wüthrich, Bruce S. Klein
      Pages 113-133
    2. Dennis M. Lindell, Gary B. Huffnagle
      Pages 157-180
    3. Marta Feldmesser, Arturo Casadevall
      Pages 181-200
    4. Vera Lúcia Garcia Calich, Maria Heloísa Souza Lima Blotta
      Pages 201-227
    5. Viswanath P. Kurup, Alan P. Knutsen
      Pages 241-264
    6. Judd E. Shellito, James M. Beck
      Pages 265-289
    7. Beth A. Garvy, Francis Gigliotti
      Pages 291-302
  5. Gastrointestinal Tract

  6. Vaginal Tract

    1. Flavia De Bernardis, Maria Boccanera, Antonio Cassone
      Pages 345-355
  7. Blood

    1. Thomas R. Kozel
      Pages 357-375
    2. Scott G. Filler, Donald C. Sheppard
      Pages 403-419
  8. Skin

    1. Srividya Srinivasan, David K. Wagner, Peter G. Sohnle
      Pages 421-442
    2. Takeshi Uenotsuchi, Tetsuo Matsuda, Masutaka Furue, Tetsuya Koga
      Pages 453-458
  9. Central Nervous System

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 489-507

About this book


Fungal immunology, an expanding field of research, studies the interaction between fungi and the immune system. Modulated immunity as well as evasive mechanisms played by fungi all contribute to the chronicity and reoccurrence of fungal infections. Hypersensitivity to various fungal elements plays a major role in the pathogenesis of many diseases.

This book will serve as a comprehensive review of all known immune mechanisms for common medically important fungal pathogens. Its novelty lies in the organization: Rather than chapters devoted to specific fungi, chapters are organized by organ system. All other texts in the field, which are now quite old, are arranged according to specific fungi. Organization by body system rather than fungi is important because one particular fungus can have a different effect on defense mechanisms in different parts of the body.


antibody blood diseases fungal infection fungi immune system immunology infection infections innate immunity lung pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul L. FidelJr.
    • 1
  • Gary B. Huffnagle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and ParasitologyLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew Orleans
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor

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