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Infection & Immunity

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ISBN-13:
9780199609505
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
24.01.2013
Seiten:
400
Autor:
John (Emeritus Professor of Immunology Playfair
Gewicht:
800 g
Format:
247x192x16 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Gives a perfectly balanced overview of the field, describing the key infectious agents our bodies encounter and how our immune system responds to them. It also explains how diseases are spread and what measures we can take to control this spread, from vaccination to increasing public awareness.
The infectious organisms; 1 Introduction: parasites, pathogens, and immunity; 2 Viruses; 3 Bacteria; 4 Fungi; 5 Protozoa; 6 Helminths (worms); 7 Ectoparasites; 8 Prions; 9 Disease: virulence and susceptibility; The immune system; 10 Defence, immunity, the immune system; 11 External defences: entry and exit; 12 Innate immunity; 13 How pathogens escape innate immunity; 14 Disease due to innate immunity; 15 Immunodeficiency I: primary defects of innate immunity; 16 Adaptive immunity: introduction; 17 B cells and antibody; 18 T cells and the MHC; 19 The antibody response; 20 Cell-mediated responses; 21 Regulation of immune responses and memory; 22 How pathogens escape adaptive immunity; 23 Disesase due to adaptive immunity I: hypersenstivity; 24 Disease due to adaptive immunity II: autoimmunity; 25 Immunodeficiency II: primary defects of adaptive immunity; 26 Immunodeficiency III: secondary immunodeficiency and AIDS; The host-pathogen balance; 27 Epidemiology; 28 Control of infectious disease: vaccination; 29 Control of infectious disease: chemotherapy; 30 Control of infectious disease: public health measures; 31 Viral and prion disease and immunity; 32 Bacterial disease and immunity; 33 Fungal disease and immunity; 34 Protozoal disease and immunity; 35 Helminth disease and immunity; 36 Ectoparasites and immunity; 37 Emerging and future infectious diseases
Gives a perfectly balanced overview of te field, describing the key infectious agents our bodies encounter and how our immune system responds to them. It also explains how diseases are spread and what measures we can take to control this spread, from vaccination to increasing public awareness.