Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

A Study of the Phenomenona of Hypersensitiveness and Tolerance, and Their Relationship to the Clinical Study, Prophylaxis, and Treatment of Disease

Author: Fraser Baillie Gurd

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communicable diseases

Page: 329

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Infection and Immunity

Author: D H Davies,M A Halablab,T W K Young,F. E. G. Cox,J. Clarke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 020348438X

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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This concise text explores the interactions between pathogens and the immune system. Taking a disease-based approach, it explains how micro-organisms adapted to growth in human hosts can evade the immune system and cause disease. The opening chapter overviews the innate and adaptive immune responses to microbes. Subsequent chapters are specific to particular pathogens, beginning with their biology and leading on to illustrate mechanisms of adaptation and ensuing consequences. Each of these chapters ends with a summary, review questions and further reading lists. Summaries, review questions and further reading make this book suitable for self-directed study. Infection and Immunity is ideal for any undergraduates taking a course that explores the interaction between pathogens and the human immune system.

Nutrition, Immunity and Infection

Author: Prakash S. Shetty

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937244

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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Infectious diseases are an important cause of malnutrition. Recurrent infections increase the risk of malnutrition while poor nutritional status results in lowered immune status and predisposes to infectious disease thus propagating the vicious cycle of infection and malnutrition. The nutrition-infection-immunity axis is crucial for both developed and developing countries and is now a central feature of many nutrition and infectious disease courses. Bringing together nutrition and immunology, "Nutrition, Immunity and Infections" covers the topic in an accessible format for all studen.

Immunology, Infection, and Immunity

Author: Gerald Bryan Pier,Jeffrey B. Lyczak,Lee M. Wetzler

Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology

ISBN: 9781555812461

Category: Medical

Page: 718

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Covers both the foundation concepts of immunology, among the most exciting in modern biology and medicine, and their application to the real world of diseases and health. This new text combines clear narratives of how the immune system functions relying in many instances on supporting data from experiments. The editors use examples and illustrations depicting basic immunologic processes in conjunction with their role in infectious or other diseases in order to teach both basic and applied aspects of immunology. Ideally suited for upper division and graduate level students as well as medical and dental students with a good background in basic biology, biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology, the text complements traditional views and dogmas about immunology with today's cutting edge ideas and experimental data describing how the immune system works.

Infection, immunity, and blood transfusion

proceedings of the XVIth Annual Scientific Symposium of the American Red Cross, Washington, DC, May 9-11, 1984 ; editors, Roger Y. Dodd, Lewellys F. Barker, with the editorial assistance of Alice R. Scipio and Betty M. Carnahan

Author: Roger Y. Dodd,Lewellys Franklin Barker,Wolf Szmuness

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Staphylococcus aureus Infection and Disease

Author: Allen Honeyman,Herman Friedman,Mauro Bendinelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306468484

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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Staphylococcus aureus is now acknowledged as being the most important bacterial pathogen of humans. It usually produces localized disease but can be rapidly invasive, spreading through the tissues, invading bone, and seeding the bloodstream to produce a fulminant picture of septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and rapid death. Moreover, most strains of staph infections are becoming resistant to most antibiotics, thus posing a significant problem for hospitals and health care facilities. This book, a volume in the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis series, presents chapters by the major researchers in the field.


Author: Howard Taylor 1871-1910 Ricketts,George Frederick 1881-1967 Dick

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781374047099

Category: History

Page: 810

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Insect Infection and Immunity

Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Author: Jens Rolff,Stuart Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199551359

Category: Science

Page: 254

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The study of insect immune systems has accelerated rapidly in recent years & is now becoming an important interdisciplinary field. This book provides a coherent synthesis & is clearly structured around three broadly themed sections: mechanisms, interactions, & evolutionary ecology.

Infection & Immunity

Author: John Playfair,Gregory Bancroft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609500

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 5750

Our immune system is a complex network of cells continually battling against a barrage of attacks from our environment, quite literally to save our lives. But what protects us from the potentially life-threatening microorganisms that surround us every day? Infection and Immunity describes the main causes of infection that our bodies have to battle against - from bacteria to viruses, fungi to protozoa - and explains the intricate andfascinating ways in which we respond, from detection of potentially dangerous organisms to their ultimate elimination. Presenting a fully-rounded, well-balanced overview of the field,the book also explains how diseases spread, and what measures we can take to control this spread - from vaccination to increasing awareness through public health initiatives.

Microbial Pathogenesis: Infection and Immunity

Author: Uday Kishore,Annapurna Nayak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461495291

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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The book starts with dissecting mechanisms underlying viral immune evasion via exploiting the host complement system by vaccinia virus, and by modulating the type 1 interferon response by RNA viruses. Yet another chapter looks into how viroporins expressed by different families of viruses causing influenza A virus, SARS, hepatitis C and HIV interact with several cellular pathways. Understanding of these mechanisms can aid the development of novel potential anti‐viral targets. The chapter on tuberculosis discusses the emerging importance of the innate immune mechanisms against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and latency. This book has a strong focus on fungal pathogenesis and immunity, starting with virulence and host factors that attain great importance in candidiasis and associated escape tricks of seriously opportunistic fungi. Two chapters on Aspergillus fumigatus elaborate on the pathogenic mechanisms: first discussing A. fumigatus‐airway epithelium interaction, followed by fungal and host factors that are paramount in the development of allergic and invasive aspergillosis. In the subsequent chapter, there is a general discussion on the innate and adaptive immune responses against primary and opportunistic fungal pathogens.

Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children II

Author: Andrew J. Pollard,Adam Finn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387253428

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity II provides a current view from leading experts concerning the hottest topics of concern to clinicians caring for children with infections. The book brings together a collection of manuscripts from a faculty of authors of international standing who contributed to a course in Paediatric Infection and Immunity in Oxford, UK in June 2004.

Sex Hormones and Immunity to Infection

Author: Sabra L. Klein,Craig Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642021558

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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Why sex matters Among human and nonhuman animals, the prevalence and intensity of infection typically is higher in males than females and may reflect differences in exposure as well as susceptibility to pathogens. Elevated immunity among females is a double-edged sword in which it is beneficial against infectious diseases but is detrimental in terms of increased development of autoimmune diseases. The present book critically reviews the evolutionary origin and the functional mechanisms responsible for sexual dimorphism in response to infection. It emphasizes the value of examining responses in both males and females to improve our understanding about host-pathogen interactions in both sexes. The contributors are experts in their specific disciplines which range from microbiology and immunology to genetics, pathology, and evolutionary biology. The book aims at bringing insight to the treatment and management of infectious diseases; it delineates areas where knowledge is lacking and highlights future avenues of research.

Immunology of Human Infection

Part I: Bacteria, Mycoplasmae, Chlamydiae, and Fungi

Author: André J. Nahmias,Richard J. O’Reilly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468410091

Category: Medical

Page: 651

View: 7876

When we were first approached by the senior editors of this series to edit a book on interactions between the host and infectious agents, we accepted this offer as an exciting challenge. The only condition, readily agreed upon, was that such a book should focus on the immunology of infections in humans. Our reasons, if not biases, were severalfold. We sensed that the fields of microbiology and im munology, which had diverged as each was focusing on its individual search, were coming together. In agreement with the opinions expressed by Dr. Richard Krause in the Introduction, we strongly believed that the development of the immune system evolved in response to infectious agents and that the evolution of these agents was influenced in turn by the character of the host's responses. An inten sive examination of the multitude of primitive or more recently developed host defense mechanisms to determine their relative contribution to man's resistance to a given infectious agent appeared to us to be of crucial basic and practical interest. Many immune mechanisms studied in animals were being explored in humans and it appeared timely to focus particularly on what was known about man's resistance to infectious agents, correlating this information with lessons learned from relevant experiments in animal models.