Medicine » Infectious Diseases

  • Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Anopheles mosquitoes - New insights into malaria vectors
    Editor Sylvie Manguin
    ISBN 978-953-51-1188-7
    828 pages, July, 2013
    Anopheles mosquitoes are highly important insects due to their involvement in the transmission of human malaria and its devastating consequences in endemic countries worldwide. In 2010 alone, malaria was responsible for an estimated 660,000 deaths. A ...
  • Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Current Topics in Tropical Medicine
    Editor Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0274-8
    576 pages, March, 2012
    Tropical Medicine has emerged and remained as an important discipline for the study of diseases endemic in the tropic, particularly those of infectious etiology. Emergence and reemergence of many tropical pathologies have recently aroused the interes ...
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Editor Nancy Malla
    ISBN 978-953-51-0258-8
    256 pages, March, 2012
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread primarily through person to person sexual contact. There are more than 30 different sexually transmissible bacteria, viruses and parasites. STIs lead to high morbidity and complica ...
  • Zoonosis
    Editor Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-0479-7
    448 pages, April, 2012
    Zoonotic diseases are mainly caused by bacterial, viral or parasitic agents although "unconventional agents" such as prions could also be involved in causing zoonotic diseases. Many of the zoonotic diseases are a public health concern but also affect ...
  • Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Tuberculosis - Current Issues in Diagnosis and Management
    Editor Bassam H. Mahboub and Mayank G. Vats
    ISBN 978-953-51-1049-1
    478 pages, March, 2013
    Data are rapidly accumulating from all over the world regarding the efficacy of standardized treatment regimens for drug-sensitive, drug-resistant TB and latent TB infection. While we are facing the menace of multi drug-resistant TB [MDR-TB], extens ...
  • Schistosomiasis
    Editor Mohammad Bagher Rokni
    ISBN 978-953-307-852-6
    322 pages, January, 2012
    In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease ...
  • Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
    Editor Ahmad Nikibakhsh
    ISBN 978-953-307-393-4
    304 pages, September, 2011
    Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Knowledge of baseline risk of urinary tract infection can help clinicians make informed diagnos ...
  • Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Editor Barakat S. M. Mahmoud
    ISBN 978-953-307-782-6
    450 pages, January, 2012
    More than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella exist. However, only some of these serotypes have been frequently associated with food-borne illnesses. Salmonella is the second most dominant bacterial cause of food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. Often, mos ...
  • Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Toxoplasmosis - Recent Advances
    Editor Olgica Djurković Djaković
    ISBN 978-953-51-0746-0
    198 pages, September, 2012
    A ubiquitous organism able to infect all mammals and birds, which has been estimated to infect one third of the global human population, Toxoplasma gondii is the most successful parasite on Earth, and toxoplasmosis a major zoonotic disease. A current ...
  • Bronchitis
    Editor Ignacio Martin-Loeches MD, PhD
    ISBN 978-953-307-889-2
    200 pages, August, 2011
    Lung parenchyma has been extensively investigated. Nevertheless, the study of bronchial small airways is much less common. In addition, bronchitis represents, in some occasions, an intermediate process that easily explains the damage in the lung pare ...
  • Anemia
    Editor Donald S. Silverberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-0138-3
    480 pages, February, 2012
    This book provides an up- to- date summary of many advances in our understanding of anemia, including its causes and pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis, and the morbidity and mortality associated with it. Special attention is paid to the anemia of ch ...
  • Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
    Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
    Editor Bernhard Resch
    ISBN 978-953-307-718-5
    246 pages, November, 2011
    In this online Open Access book on "Human RSV Infections", several distinguished authors contribute their experience in respiratory syncytial virology. A major focus lies on the fascinating pathophysiology of RSV and represents recent and actual work ...
  • Salmonella - A Diversified Superbug
    Salmonella - A Diversified Superbug
    Editor Yashwant Kumar
    ISBN 978-953-307-781-9
    576 pages, January, 2012
    Salmonella is an extremely diversified genus, infecting a range of hosts, and comprised of two species: enterica and bongori. This group is made up of 2579 serovars, making it versatile and fascinating for researchers drawing their attention towards ...
  • Neuropathic Pain
    Neuropathic Pain
    Editor Cyprian Chukwunonye Udeagha
    ISBN 978-953-51-0452-0
    148 pages, March, 2012
    Neuropathic pain is known to be pain with nerve involvement. The intensity of which depends on the severity, pain threshold and the ability of suffers to cope. Neuropathic pain may need mono-therapy or combination of therapies to be resolved. Neuropa ...
  • Childhood Obesity
    Childhood Obesity
    Editor Sevil Ari Yuca
    ISBN 978-953-51-0374-5
    248 pages, March, 2012
    This book aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the key trends in childhood obesity. Obesity is an illness that occurs due to a combination of genetic, environmental, psychosocial, metabolic and hormonal factors. T ...
  • Cholera
    Editor Sivakumar Joghi Thatha Gowder
    ISBN 978-953-51-0415-5
    230 pages, March, 2012
    Cholera, a problem in Third World countries, is a complicated diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The latest outbreak in Haiti and surrounding areas in 2010 illustrated that cholera remains a serious threat to public health and ...
  • Preterm Birth
    Preterm Birth
    Editor Offer Erez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0952-5
    198 pages, January, 2013
    The preterm parturition syndrome is one of the major obstetrical complications of our time. Understanding the mechanisms leading to prematurity may assist the clinician to tailor the desired treatment that is suitable to the mechanisms leading to pre ...
  • Pathogenesis of Encephalitis
    Pathogenesis of Encephalitis
    Editor Daisuke Hayasaka
    ISBN 978-953-307-741-3
    354 pages, December, 2011
    Many infectious agents, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, can cause inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS). Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, which may result in a more advanced and serious disease meningoen ...
  • Meningitis
    Editor George Wireko-Brobby
    ISBN 978-953-51-0383-7
    244 pages, March, 2012
    Meningitis is a medical emergency requiring a rapid diagnosis and an immediate transfer to an institution supplied with appropriate antibiotic and supportive measures. This book aims to provide general practitioners, paediatricians, and specialist ph ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Editor Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-938-7
    562 pages, February, 2012
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a disease that is transmitted through aerosol. This is the reason why it is estimated that a third of humankind is already infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The vast majority of the infected do not know about their ...