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Emerging Infectious Diseases: Clinical Case Studies.


Emerging Infectious Diseases: Clinical Case Studies

Edited by Under Erg|nEl, FEsun Can, Lawrence Madoff, and Murat Akova

Academic Press


393 pages



Developments in Emerging and Existing Infectious Diseases; 1


This volume collects 28 cases of emerging infectious diseases: severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome associated with a novel bunyavirus, Bas-Congo virus, hantavirus, Lassa fever, Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley fever, Lujo virus hemorrhagic fever, Toscana virus, Ebola virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, phlebotomus fever-sandfly fever, chikungunya fever, Nipah virus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus infection, human bocavirus, norovirus gastroenteritis, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, Clostridium difficile infections, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, Acinetobacter infections, infections due to NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) producers, the Exserohilum rostratum incident, mucormycosis, Lyme borreliosis, Plasmodium knowlesi, measles, pertussis, and Buruli ulcer. Each describes why the disease is significant as an emerging infection, the causative agent, frequency, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, differentiation from similar entities, therapeutic approaches, and preventive and infection control measures. Contributors are an international group of infectious disease, virology, microbiology and immunology, and other specialists. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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