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Infection Control in the Immunocompromised Host
     

Infection Control in the Immunocompromised Host

by Mattias Schrappe (Editor), Harald Seifert
 
Infection control is one of the major challenges of medicine in the future. The management of infectious diseases adds a substantial burden to the overall health care cost worldwide. Therefore, the prevention of infection is important, especially in view of the increasing number of patients with impaired host defenses due to serious underlying diseases like cancer and

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Infection control is one of the major challenges of medicine in the future. The management of infectious diseases adds a substantial burden to the overall health care cost worldwide. Therefore, the prevention of infection is important, especially in view of the increasing number of patients with impaired host defenses due to serious underlying diseases like cancer and HIV infection, who are prone to a multitude of opportunistic infections. In developing countries, even more people are at risk of infectious diseases, and resoures are limited.

This book covers important aspects of infection control in patients with hematologic disorders, with HIV infection and in patients in developing countries.

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From the second international symposium on AIDS in Africa and Europe, held in November 1993 in Cologne, 17 papers look at challenges and possible improvements in controlling opportunistic infections in people whose immune system is impaired, especially in a context of limited resources. Among the topics are parasitic diseases, nursing, malnutrition, pediatric bacteremia acquired in hospitals in Rwanda, tuberculosis in Uganda, transmission by breast feeding, neutropenia in cancer patients, and infection during bone transplants. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9783894122003
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/09/1995
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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