Maria Teresa Mascellino

Sapienza University

Maria Teresa Mascellino has completed her MD at the age of 25 years in Rome during the period of 1980 and specialization studies in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She works as aggregate professor in the Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases. She is responsible for the Simple Operative Unit 'Microbiological analyses in the immunocompromised hosts”. She has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. She is the editor of the book 'Bacterial and Mycotic infections in immunocompromised hosts: microbiological and clinical aspects” and a reviewer for many important scientific international Journals and Research Projects. She is also a member of scientific societies such as ESCMID, ASM, New York Academy of Science.

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This book deals with the microorganism Salmonella. This bacterium is well known for a long time, being involved in systemic (typhus and paratyphus infections) and nonsystemic diseases such as food poisoning. Major and minor Salmonellae are widespread worldwide in developing countries and industrialized areas, respectively. In 2015, about 3576 Salmonella strains have been isolated from human infections in Italy. S. typhimurium and S. enteritidis are the most prevalent serotypes and represent 80% of cases of infections over the last 10 years. The antibiotic susceptibility decrease over the last decades is a big issue in the management of this bacterium, once considered easy to treat. The use of antibiotic combinations in order to overcome the microorganism resistance should be hoped.

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