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Toxoplasmosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guideby David H. M. Joynson
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This authoritative and comprehensive account looks at the reemergence of toxoplasmosis as a significant and potentially fatal infection. A team of acknowledged international experts review the latest diagnostic techniques, and the management of infection in pregnant women, neonates, the eye, transplant and other immunosuppressed patients, including AIDS patients. The contentious issue of the role of screening during pregnancy and in the newborn is covered in depth. The introductory chapters on biology, immunology, and epidemiology of the infection provide essential background to understanding the clinical disease. The full range of treatment strategies are presented in an easily accessible form.
Book News Annotation:
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite primarily hosted by the cat family, but able to infect any warm-blooded creature. Joynson (Singleton Hospital, UK) and Wreghitt (Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK) present a resource text for medical professionals with the intent of providing an understanding of human infection as a whole. Fourteen chapters cover biology, immunology, epidemiology, infection in the HIV-infected, maternal and fetal infection, prenatal and newborn screening, infection in infants, ocular infection, laboratory diagnosis, antitoxoplasma chemotherapy, and vaccines.
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This authoritative account looks at the re-emergence of toxoplasmosis as a significant and potentially fatal infection.
Table of Contents
Preface; Historical perspective; 1. Biology Eskild Petersen and J. P. Dubey; 2. Immunology of toxoplasma infection Christopher A. Hunter and Gabrielle Reichman; 3. Epidemiology Susan M. Hall, Michael Ryan and David Buxton; 4. Infection in the immunocompetent Darrel O. Ho-Yen; 5. Infections in HIV positive patients Peter Mariuz and Roy T. Steigbigel; 6. Infection in other immunosuppressed patients Tim G. Wreghitt and David H. M. Joynson; 7. Maternal and fetal infection Philippe Thulliez; 8. Prenatal screening Ruth Gilbert and Catherine S. Peckham; 9. Newborn screening Roger Eaton, George F. Grady and Ho-Wen Hsu; 10. Infections in neonates and infants Jacques Couvreur; 11. Ocular infection Gordon N. Dutton; 12. Laboratory diagnosis of infection David H. M. Joynson and Edward C. Guy; 13. Antitoxoplasma chemotherapy Robert E. McCabe; 14. Vaccines James L. Fishback and Jack Frenkel; Appendices: Appendix 1. Suggested treatment protocols; Appendix 2. Management of toxoplasma infection in pregnancy; Appendix 3. Hygiene measures to prevent infection; Appendix 4. Classification system and case definitions; Index.
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