The dramatic increase in the incidence of Cryptococcus neoformans infections calls for an up-to-date look at its biology and pathogenesis. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the ecology, epidemiology, pathogenic mechanisms, host immunity, clinical features and diagnostic conditions, and principles of treatment and prevention of this important fungal pathogen. The only recent monograph on the subject, Cryptococcus neoformans goes beyond textbook chapters and journal articles to provide the most comprehensive, current information on basic science and clinical information relating to this fungus. The authors, investigators who have direct experience with the subject matter, provide objective data as well as interpretations and opinions. Cryptococcus neoformans, a model organism for the understanding of disseminated mycoses, has become a major concern facing infectious disease physicians and immunocompromised patients. Now this valuable resource provides both experienced investigators and those new to the field of medical mycology an opportunity to review the vast database of knowledge on this major worldwide pathogen.
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