Management of Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

  • Brahm H.  Segal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tyler Nygaard, Natalia Malachowa, Scott D. Kobayashi, Frank R. DeLeo
    Pages 1-25
  3. Shalu Sharma Kharkwal, Steven A. Porcelli
    Pages 27-41
  4. Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha
    Pages 43-54
  5. Srinjoy Chakraborti, Sanjay Ram
    Pages 55-94
  6. Srinjoy Chakraborti, Sanjay Ram
    Pages 95-113
  7. Cristina Cunha, Samuel M. Gonçalves, Agostinho Carvalho
    Pages 115-131
  8. Jana P. Lovell, Steven M. Holland
    Pages 133-149
  9. Morna J. Dorsey, Morton J. Cowan
    Pages 151-165
  10. Abdul Aziz Elkadri, Aleixo Muise
    Pages 167-181
  11. Andrea J. Zimmer, Alison G. Freifeld
    Pages 183-194
  12. Shahid Husain, Coleman Rotstein
    Pages 231-242
  13. Onyema Ogbuagu, R. Douglas Bruce
    Pages 243-281
  14. Neil U. Parikh, Mark F. Sands, Stanley A. Schwartz
    Pages 283-295
  15. Matthew W. McCarthy, Thomas Baker, Michael J. Satlin, Thomas J. Walsh
    Pages 297-315
  16. Ella J. Ariza-Heredia, Firas El Chaer, Roy F. Chemaly
    Pages 317-337
  17. Aspasia Katragkou, Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J. Walsh
    Pages 339-358
  18. Paratosh Prasad, John Treanor
    Pages 359-374
  19. Juliana Silva, Claire Booth, Paul Veys
    Pages 375-393
  20. Lawrence G. Lum, Catherine M. Bollard
    Pages 395-411
  21. Maria Pia Cicalese, Alessandro Aiuti
    Pages 413-431
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 433-445

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the concepts vital to a modern treatment of common and opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host. Chapters are written by experts in the field, and include their views on gaps in the field and future directions of research. This book begins with an overview of the normally functioning immune system followed by a detailed discussion of the major primary immunodeficiencies. Specific chapters are dedicated to providing practical knowledge in the prevention and treatment of infections in specific immunocompromised patients, including those with cancer, transplant recipients, HIV infection, and autoimmune disorders. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic evaluation, antimicrobial selection that includes consideration of the threat of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, and immunotherapy tailored to specific patients. Finally, dedicated chapters on stem cell transplantation for patients with primary immunodeficiencies, adoptive cellular immunotherapy, and gene therapy will provide readers with insight into these rapidly evolving and cutting edge therapies.
Management of Infections in the Immunocompromised Host is a valuable resource for infectious diseases specialists, immunologists, oncologists, hematologists, general physicians, students, researchers, and all other working with immunocompromised patients.


Antibody deficiencies Bacterial infections Fungal infections Immunodeficiency Parasitic infections Viral infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Brahm H.  Segal
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and ImmunologyRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77672-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77674-3
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