By Mahmoud Ghannoum, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, John R. Perfect MD, John R. Perfect

A concise one-stop-practical reference for many of the physicians facing fungal infections, Antifungal treatment appeals to infectious sickness physicians, transplant surgeons, dermatologists, and intensivists, in addition to easy scientists and pharmaceutical corporation researchers drawn to the kingdom of antifungal treatment. This ebook offers a complete, up to date evaluate of the pertinent concerns concerning antifungal remedy. Divided into 4 interrelated sections for a cohesive dialogue covers:

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The portal of entry of infection is via inhalation of microconidia. The transformation into the yeast form takes place intracellularly in neutrophils and macrophages. Circulating yeasts are cleared by the reticuloendothelial system. When a specific cell-mediated response develops, macrophages are then able to kill the organism, and the host develops a granulomatous necrotizing inflammatory response. Most people remain asymptomatic following primary exposure, with more than 50% of the population in endemic areas having a positive skin test indicating exposure (295).

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