Infection and immunity


Author: J. H. L. Playfair

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 154

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The second edition of Infection and Immunity explains how, in the lucid, accessible style for which John Playfair is well known, and with extensive new input from Gregory Bancroft, an expert in infectious diseases. The authors describe the main causes of infection -- from viruses to worms -- and explain the intricate ways in which the body responds to infection, from detection of potentially dangerous organisms, to their ultimate elimination and how this can fail. With examples of infectious diseases from across the world, and with vastly expanded coverage compared to the first edition, the second edition of Infection and Immunity is the perfect resource for biomedical science, bioscience, microbiology, and epidemiology students who need to understand what causes infection, and how our immune systems respond. Book jacket.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Insect Infection and Immunity

Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms


Author: Jens Rolff,Stuart Reynolds

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579149

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 7426

Under continual attack from both microbial pathogens and multicellular parasites, insects must cope with immune challenges every day of their lives. However, this has not prevented them from becoming the most successful group of animals on the planet. Insects possess highly-developed innate immune systems which have been fine-tuned by an arms race with pathogens spanning hundreds of millions of years of evolutionary history. Recent discoveries are revealing both an unexpected degree of specificity and an indication of immunological memory - the functional hallmark of vertebrate immunity. The study of insect immune systems has accelerated rapidly in recent years and is now becoming an important interdisciplinary field. Furthermore, insects are a phenomenally rich and diverse source of antimicrobial chemicals. Some of these are already being seriously considered as potential therapeutic agents to control microbes such as MRSA. Despite a burgeoning interest in the field, this is the first book to provide a coherent synthesis and is clearly structured around two broadly themed sections: mechanisms of immunity and evolutionary ecology. This novel text adopts an interdisciplinary and concept-driven approach, integrating insights from immunology, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, parasitology, and epidemiology. It features contributions from an international team of leading experts. Insect Infection and Immunity is suitable for both graduate students and researchers interested in insect immunity from either an evolutionary, genetical, physiological or molecular perspective. Due to its interdisciplinary and concept-driven approach, it will also appeal to a broader audience of immunologists, parasitologists and evolutionary biologists requiring a concise overview.

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.

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

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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.


The Immune Response in Infectious and Inflammatory Disease


Author: Anthony DeFranco,Richard M. Locksley,Miranda Robertson

Publisher: New Science Press

ISBN: 0199206147

Category: Science

Page: 387

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Immunity: The Immune Response to Infectious and Inflammatory Disease presents an engaging insight into one of the most intricate yet conceptually challenging biological systems. With a unique emphasis on the immune response to infection, it builds up a complete picture of the immune system as a dynamic interface with the outside world.

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.

Aging, Immunity, and Infection


Author: Joseph F. Albright,Julia W. Albright

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592594026

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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The preparation of Aging, Immunity, and Infection has been a "labor of labor. " When we began, there existed a huge literature-but manage able, we thought, given our years of experience in the area often referred to as immunogerontology. However, in the time that we have been at work, the new relevant literature has increased at a prodigious rate. The more we read and tried to assimilate, the farther we fell behind. In order to have any hope of completing a book on this rapidly evolving topic, we have been forced to become increasingly selective in covering new and re cent publications. We dare to hope that many read ers will find the book useful and only a few will dweIl on the inevitable inadequacies. We consider the book a work in progress, and welcome suggestions for future editions. Five chapters cover several aspects of infection and the decline of immunity with age. The first chapter "Human Aging: Present and Future," is devoted to demographics and theories of senescence. Chap ter 2 outlines the gradual breakdown of resistance to infection in the aged individual. Chapters 3 and 4 cover changes in innate and acquired immunity. The final chapter, "Nutrition, Longevity, and Integrity of the Immune System," discusses such provocative ideas as life-span exten sion and nutritional intervention for the delay of immunosenescence.

Helicobacter pylori Infection and Immunity


Author: Yoshimasa Yamamoto,Herman Friedman,Paul S. Hoffman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466588

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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The discovery and concept that Helicobacter pylori is associated with gastric disease including gastric cancer which is one of the most common and frequently lethal forms of malignancy, heralded a new and rapidly expanding field recognizing the emergence of many new pathogens and disease syndromes in clinical medicine, as well as basic infectious disease research. There is now an extensive and widely known literature of how H. pylori is involved in a wide variety of disease syn dromes. As summarized in the introductory chapter of this volume, many major advances have been made in diagnosis, both serologic and endoscopic in time of the involvement of this organism in patients with upper GI ailments as well as its presence in those who are not clinically ill. The Introduction describes the rapid development of understanding the role of this organism in disease. The basic bacteriology of H. pylori is then described in the second chapter. Diagnostic tests for detecting H. pylori infection is then highlighted, as well as the role of such infection in gastric cancer. Current knowledge concerning risk factors and peptic ulcer pathology associated with H. pylori is then described. Newer information concerning therapy of H. pylori infection and colonization is described in a subsequent chapter as well as one concerning the effects of anti biotics on H. pylori infection. The extensive literature on natural substances with anti-H.