John F. Fisher, MD
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Fisher J.; Clinical Mycology. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-3-200402030-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(3):236.
Dismukes W, Pappas P, Sobel J, eds. 519 pages. New York: Oxford Univ Pr; 2003. $139.50. ISBN 0195148096. Order phone 800-445-9714.
Field of medicine: Infectious disease.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Specialists in infectious disease, medical oncology, and dermatology; mycologists; and clinical pharmacists.
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive source of information about endemic and opportunistic fungal diseases.
Content: This fully referenced, 8-section book begins with essential background on the current classifications and nomenclature of fungi and detailed, modern laboratory methods for their in vitro and in vivo identification. The latest nucleic acid–based testing, traditional, and novel antibody and antigen detection systems for the diagnosis of fungal diseases are presented. The book also contains a state-of-the-art section on susceptibility testing of yeasts and molds. An overview of the epidemiology of fungal diseases rounds out a superb introductory section. The remainder is divided into encyclopedic discussions of each class of antifungal compound and individual fungal infections, including those that afflict immunocompromised patients. These sections are organized into 22 weighty chapters written by renowned clinical mycologists and cover virtually any fungus capable of causing human disease. The text proceeds systematically through the yeasts, molds, and dimorphic fungi, from the very superficial to the deeply invasive and disseminated pathogens.
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