Within the field of infectious diseases, medical mycology has experienced significant growth over the last decade. Invasive fungal infections have been increasing in many patient populations, including: those with AIDS; transplant recipients; and the elderly. As these populations grow, so does the diversity of fungal pathogens. Paralleling this development, there have been recent launches of several new antifungal drugs and therapies. Clinical Mycology offers a comprehensive review of this discipline. Organized by types of fungi, this volume covers microbiologic, epidemiologic and demographic aspects of fungal infections as well as diagnostic, clinical, therapeutic, and preventive approaches. Special patient populations are also detailed.
- Electronic book text | 534 pages
- 01 Dec 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
."..this book can be recommended to all physicians interested in the treatment of fungal infections. It is informative and provides a sound basis of knowledge for diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections." --CID"This relatively recent explosion of literature on mycology clearly needs to be brought together into one sourcebook. Dismukes, Pappas, and Sobel have succeeded in doing this in a splendid fashion. This textbook will be very useful to any specialist in infectious disease..." --New England Journalof Medicine"An up-to-date text on mycology featuring clinical descriptions, diagnostic and treatment issues. A great source on the subject." --Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists"Each chapter could stand alone as a definitive monograph on a fungal topic with references sufficiently current to rival leading periodicals. An insert of more than 100 color photographs is included, many of which are classic illustrations of the morphologic characteristics of important fungi or the manifestations of disease." -Annals of Internal Medicine