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Mycoses in AIDS Patients

  • Hugo Vanden Bossche
  • Donald W. R. Mackenzie
  • Geert Cauwenbergh
  • Jan Van Cutsem
  • Edouard Drouhet
  • Bertrand Dupont

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edouard Drouhet, Bertrand Dupont
      Pages 27-53
    3. Donald W. R. Mackenzie
      Pages 55-63
  3. Candida and Candidosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Frank C. Odds, Jan Schmid, David R. Soll
      Pages 67-74
    3. Freda E. Chu, Melanie Carrow, Ann Blevins, Donald Armstrong
      Pages 75-82
  4. Cryptococcosis

  5. Dermatomycoses and Rare Mycoses in AIDS Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Maria Anna Viviani, Anna Maria Tortorano
      Pages 147-153
  6. Dimorphic Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Michael G. Rinaldi
      Pages 163-169
    3. John N. Galgiani, Neil M. Ampel, Cinthia L. Dols, Douglas G. Fish
      Pages 171-178
    4. John R. Graybill, Patricia Kay Sharkey, Philip Johnson, Steven Nightingale
      Pages 179-190
    5. Juneann W. Murphy
      Pages 191-195
  7. Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Jan Van Cutsem
      Pages 207-222
    3. Hugo Vanden Bossche, Patrick Marichal, Jos Gorrens, Danny Bellens, Marie-Claire Coene, Wim Lauwers et al.
      Pages 223-243
    4. Geert Cauwenbergh, Jos Heykants
      Pages 245-254
    5. John R. Graybill
      Pages 265-277
    6. G. Just, D. Steinheimer, M. Schnellbach, C. Böttinger, E. B. Helm, W. Stille
      Pages 279-285
    7. B. Dupont, I. Hilmarsdottir, A. Datry, M. Gentilini, P. Dellamonica, E. Bernard et al.
      Pages 287-303
    8. David W. Denning, Richard M. Tucker, John S. Hostetler, Satpreet Gill, David A. Stevens
      Pages 305-324
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book

Introduction

The World Health Organization estimates that at least five million people worldwide are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Of these about 100,000 are in Asia and Oceania, 500,000 in Europe, 2 million in the Americas and 2.5 million in Africa (Mann, 1989). The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is characterized by a derangement in cell-mediated immunity leading to opportunistic infections with for example Mycobacterium spp., Candida spp., Cryptococcus neoformans, Pneumocystis carinii, Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium. The third symposium on "Topics in Mycology" brought together 265 experts from 32 countries to discuss the epidemiology, immmunological and pathogenetic aspects of AIDS and its opportunistic infections in general and fungal infections in particular. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is by far the commonest opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. The nature and classification of P. carinii is still controversial. In search for its true taxonomic affinities an introductory paper formulates a number of key questions. Candidosis is another frequent opportunistic infection. A number of papers discuss the possibility that selective pressures may operate on Candida albicans within the AIDS population and influence its nature: this might have an impact on prophylaxis and curative and/or suppressive therapy.

Keywords

AIDS HIV HIV infection Pathogene ecology infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Vanden Bossche
    • 1
  • Donald W. R. Mackenzie
    • 2
  • Geert Cauwenbergh
    • 1
  • Jan Van Cutsem
    • 1
  • Edouard Drouhet
    • 3
  • Bertrand Dupont
    • 3
  1. 1.Janssen Research FoundationBeerseBelgium
  2. 2.Central Public Health LaboratoryLondonUK
  3. 3.Institut PasteurParisFrance

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