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Editors: Ben S. Wheeler
Book Description:
Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, acquired by contact with an infected person or a carrier; it is usually confined to the upper respiratory tract, and characterized by the formation of a tough false membrane attached firmly to the underlying tissue that will bleed if forcibly removed. In the most serious infections the membrane begins in the faucial area on one tonsil and may spread to the other tonsil, uvula, soft palate, and pharyngeal wall, followed by the larynx, trachea, and bronchial tree, where it may cause bronchial obstruction and death by hypoxia. Diphtheria also occurs in a cutaneous form and may rarely involve the eyes, middle ear, buccal mucosa, genitalia, and umbilical stump, usually secondarily. Systemic effects, chiefly myocarditis and peripheral neuritis, are caused by the exotoxin produced by C. diphtheriae. This new book presents new and leading research in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface;

Chapter 1.- Diphtheria: a Re-emerging Disease?; pp. 1-10
(Chitsanu Pancharoen, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand);

Chapter 2.- Complete Remissions of Purine Analog-Resistant Hairy Cell Leukemia Induced by the Anti-CD22 Recombinant Immunotoxin BL22; pp. 11-35
(Robert J. Kreitman et al., National Cancer Institute, USA);

Chapter 3.- IL-4 Alpha Chain Receptor (IL-4ROmega) Polymorphisms: Genetic Risk Factors in the Development of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis; pp. 37-61
(Manoj R. Warrier et al., Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, USA);

Chapter 4.- Gelatin Allergies Associated with Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccines; pp. 63-79
(Masahiro Sakaguchi., National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan and Sakae Inouye., Otsuma Women's University, Japan);

Chapter 5.- Vaccination Against Diphtheria by Epidermal Powder Immunization; pp. 81-97
(Dexiang Chen et al., PowderJect Vaccines, Inc, USA);

Chapter 6.- Vaccinations in Health Care Students from Germany, Iran, Lithuania and Spain; pp. 99-118
(Joerg Klewer et al., Dresden Medical School, Germany);

Chapter 7.- Age Specific Diphtheria Immunity; pp. 119-134
(Ufuk Beyazova et al., Gazi University, Turkey);

Chapter 8.- Corynebacterium Diphtheriae: Insight into New Virulence Properties; pp. 135-151
(Christina von Hunolstein et al., Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy);

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-636-3
   Status: AV
  
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