Aspergillosis: from diagnosis to prevention

  • Alessandro Comarú Pasqualotto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David W. Denning
      Pages 3-5
    3. Josep Guarro, Melissa Orzechowski Xavier, Luiz Carlos Severo
      Pages 7-32
    4. Elizabeth M. Johnson, Andrew M. Borman
      Pages 54-73
    5. Eszter Deak, S. Arunmozhi Balajee
      Pages 75-85
    6. Richard Kradin
      Pages 87-104
    7. Johan Maertens, Koen Theunissen, Katrien Lagrou
      Pages 105-124
    8. Minoru Yoshida
      Pages 125-133
    9. P. Lewis White, Rosemary A. Barnes
      Pages 135-157
    10. Richard C. Barton
      Pages 159-169
    11. Reto Crameri
      Pages 171-176
    12. Corné H.W. Klaassen
      Pages 177-191
    13. Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Viviane Reis, Patricio Godoy
      Pages 193-215
    14. Susan J. Howard, William W. Hope
      Pages 217-228
    15. George R. Thompson III, Thomas F. Patterson
      Pages 230-262
    16. David S. Perlin, William W. Hope
      Pages 263-279
    17. Russell E. Lewis
      Pages 281-305
    18. Johan W. Mouton, Paul E. Verweij
      Pages 307-315

About this book

Introduction

Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic response caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Aspergillus conidia are widely dispersed in the environment and can easily reach human lungs and/or paranasal sinuses: most people inhale Aspergillosis spores every day!

The label Aspergillosis is used for several diverse clinical conditions. For instance, invasive Aspergillosis typically affects severely immunocompromised patients such as those with prolonged neutropenia or receiving therapy with steroids. On the other hand, allergic forms of Aspergillosis cause exuberant clinical syndromes that mostly affect patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis. Slowly destructive lung diseases may also occur in the apparently immunocompentent host, especially in the context of previous damage to the lung architecture. These are difficult-to-diagnose infections, and diagnostic tests perform differently depending on the specific scenario.

This book summarizes the current knowledge about Aspergillosis, covering:

  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

Written by internationally respected authors, the information presented in this book adds for a better understanding of Aspergillosis by providing a comprehensive and clear overview of all aspects associated with this complex disease.

Keywords

Asthma Atmen HIV HIV infection Prevention infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Comarú Pasqualotto
    • 1
  1. 1.Porto AlegreComplexo Hospitalar Santa Casa dePorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2408-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2407-7
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2408-4
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