Irving Nachamkin, Martin J. Blaser
ASM Press, 2000 - Science - 545 pages
Understanding of the clinical significance of Campylobacter infection has increased dramatically with the elucidation of its role as a trigger of Guillain–Barre syndrome. In addition, the entire genomic sequence of Campylobacter jejuni has been determined, permitting detailed analysis of the physiology of the organism, as well as its interaction with its vertebrate hosts.
This comprehensive resource is a state–of–the–art compendium of the knowns and unknowns in the field of ′Campylobacteriology′. A successor to the 1992 volume Campylobacter jejuni: Current Status and Future Trends, it reviews the major developments in the clinical management of Campylobacter jejuni infections, which are now recognized as the most common food–borne bacterial infections in the United States. While the major focus remains C.jejuni, the editors have broadened the book′s scope to include related species.
Valuable reading for all clinicians, scientists, ecologists, public health workers and government regulators.