Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management by Malcolm D. Richardson, David W. Warnock

By Malcolm D. Richardson, David W. Warnock

Concise, up to date advisor to the scientific manifestations, laboratory prognosis and administration of superficial, subcutaneous and systemic fungal infections

''I might recommend this ebook to all microbiologists and clinicians usually facing sufferers being affected by fungal infections.'' magazine of clinical Microbiology

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  • Thorough replace of vital advancements within the prognosis and administration of fungal infections
  • Up-to-date drug and dosage concepts up-to-date in response to present guidance
  • New characteristic: epidemiology and prevention part in each one bankruptcy plus additional interpreting lists of key papers
  • New characteristic: algorithms in each one part on administration and remedy of key fungal infections
  • Problem-orientated to assist clinician make most sensible use of time-consuming laboratory investigations

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Specimens should be taken at the most appropriate times; samples should be collected just before a dose is due and/or around the expected time of peak blood concentrations (see Chapter 3). 5 Transport of specimens Unlike specimens from cases of suspected dermatophytosis which can often be stored for weeks or even months before processing, specimens for mycological investigation must be processed as soon as possible L A B O R A T O R Y D I A G N O S I S O F F U N G A L I N F E C T I O N /21 after collection.

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Richardson, David W. 1 Introduction As with other microbial infections, the diagnosis of fungal infections depends upon a combination of clinical observation and laboratory investigation. Superficial fungal infections often produce characteristic lesions which suggest a fungal diagnosis, but it is not unusual to find that the appearance of lesions has been modified and rendered atypical by previous treatment. In most situations where deep fungal infection is entertained as a diagnosis, the clinical presentation is nonspecific and can be caused by a wide range of infections, underlying illness or complications of treatment.

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