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Edited by Krassimir Metodiev

Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

This book reflects a major medical problem which is still under thorough studies. There is a number of clinical cases corresponding directly or indirectly to a certain alteration of the immune system, thus leading to various pathologic conditions. The unique defense, what humans have with their immunity, is rather often affected by infections, tumor processes, organ, tissue and cell transplantation, allergy, autoimmune processes, as well as different influences by the environment. The Book has an international team of authors all contributing to the investigation of the questions of what, why, how, when and where the immune system deviates from its normal function, what clinical consequences are manifested and is there a way to prevent and treat the immunodeficiency cases. This Book can be a very good teaching tool for students and post-docs of medicine and biology, but it also provides updated information for the colleagues immunologists, microbiologists, virologists, chemotherapists, oncologists, hematologists, transplantologists and pathologist.

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ImmunodeficiencyEdited by Krassimir Metodiev

Published: October 10th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2994

ISBN: 978-953-51-0791-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5326-9

Copyright year: 2012

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69443 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Stem Cell Transplantation for Primary Immunodeficiency

By Mary A. Slatter and Andrew R. Gennery


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2. “Wrapped Up” Vaccines in the Context of HIV-1 Immunotherapy

By Winni De Haes, Charlotte Pollard, Guido Vanham and Joanna Rejman


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3. Is Anticancer Vaccine Possible: Experimental Application of Produced mRNA Transfected Dendritic Cells Derived from Enriched CD34+ Blood Progenitor Cells

By Paula Lazarova, Gunnar Kvalheim and Krassimir Metodiev


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4. Immunoglobulin Treatment of Immunodeficient Patients

By Yıldız Camcıoğlu


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5. Chemokine Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in HIV Infection

By Cleo G. Anastassopoulou


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6. Fungal Infections in Immunosuppressed Patients

By Luis Enrique Jerez Puebla


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7. Pattern of Clinical Presentations in Immunocompromised Patient

By Umezurike Hughes Okafor


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8. Selective Antibody Deficiency with Normal Immunoglobulins

By Ricardo U. Sorensen, Tammy Harvey and Lily E. Leiva


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9. Emerging Role of MicroRNAs in the Pathophysiology of Immune System

By Marco Rossi, Pierosandro Tagliaferri and Pierfrancesco Tassone


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10. HIV-Infected Patients and Potential Impact on Thrombotic Events

By Hortensia Álvarez Díaz, Ana Mariño Callejo and José Francisco García Rodríguez


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11. Coreceptor Usage in HIV Infection

By Kerina Duri


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12. The Role of Liver Transplantation in HIV Positive Patients

By Deepak Joshi and Kosh Agarwal


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13. What I Knew was What I Learnt on the Street! Irish Drug Using Sex Workers Accounts of How They Contracted HIV and Hepatitis C

By Teresa Whitaker, Paul Ryan and Gemma Cox


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14. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

By Moosa Patel


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15. Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Viruses and Their Impact on Non-Human Primate Models for AIDS

By Lara E. Pereira, Priya Srinivasan and James M. Smith


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16. Feline Immunodeficiency

By Fabiana Alves and Jenner Karlisson Pimenta dos Reis


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17. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection in Cats: A Possible Cause of Renal Pathological Changes

By Natasa Tozon, Mauro Pistello and Alessandro Poli


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