This book discusses the unique epidemiology of fungal infections in Asia, illustrating that the situation in these countries is different from that in Western countries in terms of the causative species, natural history and management strategies. Asia, the world's largest continent and home to more than half the global population, has conditions that favor the growth of many fungi, including a number of unique species. Further, socio-economic conditions such as overcrowding, compromised health care facilities and lack of awareness add to the morbidity and mortality due to fungal diseases in this part of the world. Since the majority of Asian countries do not have good diagnostic mycology laboratories, antifungal management is often based on experience. The limited data from Asian countries suggest a very high incidence of fungal infections.
This book addresses epidemiology of fungal infections in general and specific populations of Asia, fungal allergy, and diagnosis and management in resource-limited environments. The book is must read for busy clinicians, microbiologists and critical care providers.
Arunaloke Chakrabarti graduated from Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta University, India and completed his MD at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, where he is currently a Professor and Head of the department of Medical Microbiology. He has a keen interest in the epidemiology of fungal sinusitis, sporotrichosis, mucormycosis, and hospital-acquired fungal infections, and he has published over 300 papers in the field. He is Co-Chair of Asian Fungal Working Group and Chair of Fungal Infections Study Forum. He is a Section Editor/Associate Editor/Deputy Editor of five international journals. He is currently the President of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology.
Introduction of fungal Infections in Asia-. Epidemiology of opportunistic mycoses and endemic mycosis.- Opportunistic mycoses in ICU:.- Opportunistic mycoses in HIV positive patients.- Opportunistic mycoses in pediatric patients:.- Opportunistic mycoses in transplant patients.- Opportunistic mycoses in hematological malignancies.- Invasive candidiasis in Asia.- Invasive aspergillosis in Asia.- Cryptococcosis in Asia.- Mucormycosis in Asia: .- Rare fungal infections in Asia.- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.- Fungal rhinosinusitis.- Diagnostic algorithm for invasive fungal infections.- Principles of management of invasive fungal infections.- Do we need separate management protocols for fungal infections in Asian Countries?.
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