Opportunistic Infections

Treatment and Prophylaxis

  • Vassil St. Georgiev

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Viral Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Bacterial Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
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  4. Parasitic Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
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About this book


The complex problems of opportunistic infections in patients suffering from an underlying immunodeficiency is a significant medical issue and calls for a concise, yet comprehensive, resource to present the essential information that clinicians require to provide effective medical care. In Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis, Vassil St. Georgiev surveys the current status of all the major bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections affecting the immunocompromised population, as well as the anti-infective agents available to treat and prevent them. The author covers individual infections caused not only by well-known etiologic agents, but also by new and emerging species often closely related taxonomically to a major disease-producing microorganism and until recently not considered a human pathogen (e.g., Candida spp. and nontuberculous mycobacteria). The information presented includes data from large well-planned clinical trials, as well as reports of cases involving individuals and small numbers of patients. The latter highlight therapeutic possibilities that may otherwise go unnoticed in clinical practice or in drug research and development. Numerous examples are given of particular treatment regimens for opportunistic infections based on underlying immunologic deficiencies.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Opportunistic Infections: Treatment and Prophylaxis organizes the wealth of information found in the medical and scientific literature and illuminates those areas of drug development and treatment that, though still not well understood, are crucial to effective patient management, infection prevention, and the development of new therapeutic modalities against infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients.


Parasitic Infections Virus bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections fungal infection infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases intestinal infections viral infection

Authors and affiliations

  • Vassil St. Georgiev
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-296-8
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-303-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-296-8
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