Streptococcal Infections

Streptococcal Infections : Clinical Aspects, Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis

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An in-depth examination of the entire range of streptococcal diseases, including related organisms (pneumococci and enterococci). Recent outbreaks of invasive streptococcal infections ("flesh eating" bacteria and toxic shock), the increasing incidence of multiple antibiotic resistance, and the drive to develop effective vaccines have brought strep back to the forefront as an important infectious disease. This will be the first comprehensive and scholarly treatment of this group of diseases since the mid-70s, and will appeal to infectious disease physicians, pediatricians, internists, and researchers. The contributors list is a who's who of the field.show more

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  • Hardback | 466 pages
  • 180.34 x 256.54 x 35.56mm | 1,270.05g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 pp colour photographs, 15 black and white photographs and numerous line figures
  • 0195099214
  • 9780195099218

Table of contents

Introduction; 1: Floyd Denny: History of Streptococcal Infections; 2: Dennis Stevens: Group A Streptococci: Virulence Factors, Pathogenesis and the Spectrum of Clinical Infection; 3: Joseph Ferretti and Patrick Cleary: Group A Streptococcal Genetics; 4: Patrick Schlievert, Roggiani, Aris P. Assimacopoulos: Exotoxins of Group A Streptococci; 5: Stan Shulman, Robert R. Tanz, Michael Gerber: Streptococcal Pharyngitis; 6: Elia Ayoub, Malak Kotb, Madelaine Cunningham: Rheumatic Fever Pathogenesis; 7: Edward Kaplan, Milton Markowitz: Rheumatic Fever; 8: Dennis Stevens, Bascom Anthony: Impetigo; 9: Stig Holm: Post Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis; 10: Dennis Stevens: Life Threatening Streptococcal Infections: bacteremia, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis; 11: Vicor Nizet, Craig Rubens, Patricia Ferrieri: Group B Streptococcal Genetics and Pathogenesis; 12: Carol Baker: Group B Streptococcal Infections; 13: Alan Bisno, Jose Miltoy Gaviria: Group C & G Streptococcal; 14: Judy Daly: The Non-Hemolytic Streptococci; 15: Diana Martin: Laboratory Evaluation of Streptococci; 16: Walter Wilson: Viridans and Fastidious Strep Infections; 17: Larry J. Strausbaugh, Micheal Gilmore: Enterococcal Infections; 18: Barry Gray: Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections; 19: Mark C. Hertzberg: Streptococcus in dental disease; 20: Vincent Fischetti: Protection against Group A Streptococcal Infection; 21: Jim Dale: Type Specific, Multi-valent Group A Streptococcal M protein Vaccines; 22: Mike Wessels, Dennis Kasper: Group B Streptococcal Vaccines; 23: David Briles: Vaccine Strategies in Streptococcus pneumoniae.show more

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...is a well written, authoritative, and lucid state of the art presentation of streptoccal infections...This book will appeal to a broad audience of students, epidemiologists, clinicans, and academics...this book has a broad appeal. The Lancetshow more