Host-Pathogen Interactions in Streptococcal Diseases

  • G. Singh Chhatwal

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 368)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anna P. Ralph, Jonathan R. Carapetis
    Pages 1-27
  3. David J. McMillan, Martina L. Sanderson-Smith, Pierre Robert Smeesters, Kadaba S. Sriprakash
    Pages 29-48
  4. Marcus Fulde, Peter Valentin-Weigand
    Pages 49-81
  5. Nadja Patenge, Tomas Fiedler, Bernd Kreikemeyer
    Pages 111-153
  6. D. Patric Nitsche-Schmitz, Gursharan S. Chhatwal
    Pages 155-171
  7. Linda Johansson, Anna Norrby-Teglund
    Pages 173-188
  8. Oonagh Shannon, Heiko Herwald, Sonja Oehmcke
    Pages 189-205
  9. Anna Henningham, Christine M. Gillen, Mark J. Walker
    Pages 207-242
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About this book


Streptococci are Gram-positive bacteria that cause a wide spectrum of diseases, such as pharyngitis, necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, as well as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as sequelae. Antibiotics alone have not been able to control the disease and in spite of many efforts an effective vaccine is not yet available. A prerequisite for novel and successful strategies for combating these bacteria is a complete understanding of the highly complex pathogenic mechanisms involved, which are analyzed in this volume. In ten chapters, prominent authors cover various aspects including streptococcal diseases and global burden, epidemiology, adaptation and transmission, and molecular mechanisms of different diseases, as well as sequelae, vaccine development and clinical management. This book will serve as a valuable reference work for scientists, students, clinicians and public health workers and provide new approaches to meeting the challenge of streptococcal diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Singh Chhatwal
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Medical MicrobiologyHelmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchBraunschweigGermany

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