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Pulmonary Infection

Edited by Amal Amer

The Ohio State University, United States of America

Pulmonary infections are notorious in causing considerable morbidity and mortality. Caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, respiratory infections require distinct knowledge of recent advances in pathogenesis. Progress in the understanding of immunopathogenesis of Acinetobacter baumannii infection will explain how an atypical organism establishes infection. The chapter regarding pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in the State of Para depicts a unique study in an endemic region for tuberculosis in North of Brazil. The diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis is a formidable challenge. Thus, new developments in diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis are included in this book. Challenging in their diagnosis, nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary diseases require special education for management. The problems of respiratory infections in the immunocompromised host are increasing in numbers and in resilience to treatment. Therefore, the chapter describing the host immune responses against pulmonary fungal pathogens comes as a necessary section in this book. The insight brought forth from this book can be valuable for both clinicians and scientists.

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Pulmonary InfectionEdited by Amal Amer

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1494

ISBN: 978-953-51-0286-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6897-3

Copyright year: 2012

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17833 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Latent Tuberculosis: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

By Dimitrios Basoulis, Georgia Vrioni, Violetta Kapsimali, Aristeidis Vaiopoulos and Athanasios Tsakris


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2. Recent Advances in the Immunopathogenesis of Acinetobacter baumannii Infection

By Louis de Léséleuc and Wangxue Chen


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3. Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in the State of Para, an Endemic Region for Tuberculosis in North of Brazil

By Ana Roberta Fusco da Costa, Maria Luiza Lopes, Maísa Silva de Sousa, Philip Noel Suffys, Lucia Helena Messias Sales and Karla Valéria Batista Lima


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4. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease

By Ante Marušić and Mateja Janković


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5. Pulmonary Infections

By Nalini Gupta and Arvind Rajwanshi


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6. Host Immune Responses Against Pulmonary Fungal Pathogens

By Karen L. Wozniak, Michal Olszewski and Floyd L. Wormley Jr.


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