Textbook-Atlas of Intestinal Infections in AIDS

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Daniele Dionisio
Springer Science & Business Media, 2003 - 506 pages
This book represents an international collaborative work focused on the current challenges of AIDS-related intestinal infections in the worldwide scenario. The unique problems of developing countries, the epidemiological and immunological aspects, the risks for immunodeficient travellers and the reservoirs and ways of transmission from animal to man are all equally considered, as are the diagnostic advances and the changing patterns of prophylaxis and treatment. Moreover, the etiological and clinical aspects and the histologic and electron microscopic features of biopsy samples are reported. Furthermore, notes on intestinal parasitoses in the past centuries with emphasis on disadvantaged people, and worldwide trends and perspectives are also included as a link between the past and the future. This volume is expected to fill a gap in the medical literature, provide the latest information on therapeutic advances, provide an exhaustive series of light and electron microscopy micrographs and illustrations, contribute to the educational programs in developing countries, and gain international approval as a reference book for problems arising in clinical and laboratory practice, and as a text book for medical and graduate students.

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Contents

Introduction
1
A History of Scientific Progress and Endemic Disease in Society
7
Natural History of HIV Infection
35
Immunopathogenesis of AIDS
45
Advances in the Knowledge of HIVRelated Impairment of Mucosal Immunity
57
Effects of HIV Infection on Gastrointestinal Function
63
From Animal to Man Reservoirs and Ways of Transmission
77
An Introduction to Mycobacterial Taxonomy Structure Drug Resistance and Pathogenesis
87
Microsporidia
301
Leishmania Cryptosporidium Amoebae Giardia Blastocysts
321
Isospora belli and Cyclospora cayetanensis
341
Fungal Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract
353
Strongyloides stercoralis
361
Human Herpesviruses
367
Enteric Viruses
377
Latest Advances and Trends in PCRBased Diagnostic Methods
391

Worldwide Epidemiology and Risk for International Travelers
115
Oral Infections
125
Etiopathogenetic and Clinical Remarks
135
Pathology
209
Ultrastructural Pathology
229
Sonographic Features of Intestinal Infections in AIDS
249
Imaging of Intestinal Manifestations of AIDS
259
Bacteria
267
Mycobacteria
283
Changing Patterns of Prophylaxis and Treatment of Bacterial and Viral Intestinal Infections
403
Treatment and Prophylaxis of Opportunistic Parasitic Intestinal Infections in HIVInfected Patients
412
Parasites Commonly Associated with Recognized Agents of AIDSRelated Chronic Diarrhea in Developing Countries
421
Epidemiology and Comprehensive Management of HIVRelated Diarrhea in Africa
443
Unique Clinical Problems in Latin America
449
Past Present and Future
461
Subject Index
473
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