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Immunology of Human Infection.

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(Part II) : Viruses and Parasites; lmmunodiagnosis and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.. Edited by Nahmias André J., O'Reilly Richard J.. . 603 pages. Plenum Medical Book Company; , New York: , 1982.. $45.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):124. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-124_2
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The editors of this book have assumed the onerous task of compiling a coordinated review of a rapidly developing field, knowing that by the time of publication the information would be outdated by developments. The intimate and close association between the microbial world and the immune system in viral and parasitic infections is discussed superbly by 38 leading investigators in this field.

Individual chapters follow a similar format, each starting with discussion of the microbial aspects contributing to the pathogenesis of the disease and with description of interactions between microbes and normal and immunocompromised hosts. The postulated effector mechanisms of


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