Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management by Malcolm D. Richardson, David W. Warnock

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By Malcolm D. Richardson, David W. Warnock

Concise, up to date advisor to the medical manifestations, laboratory prognosis and administration of superficial, subcutaneous and systemic fungal infections

''I could recommend this e-book to all microbiologists and clinicians frequently facing sufferers being affected by fungal infections.'' magazine of clinical Microbiology

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  • Thorough replace of important advancements within the analysis and administration of fungal infections
  • Up-to-date drug and dosage suggestions up-to-date in response to present directions
  • New function: epidemiology and prevention part in each one bankruptcy plus extra analyzing lists of key papers
  • New function: algorithms in every one part on administration and remedy of key fungal infections
  • Problem-orientated to assist clinician make top use of time-consuming laboratory investigations

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Swabs should either be moistened with sterile water or saline prior to taking the sample, or sent to the laboratory in transport medium. L A B O R A T O R Y D I A G N O S I S O F F U N G A L I N F E C T I O N 117 For vaginal infections, swabs should be taken from discharge in the vagina and from the lateral vaginal wall. Swabs should be sent to the laboratory in transport medium. 3 Ear Scrapings of material from the ear canal are to be preferred, although swabs can also be used. 4 Eye Material from a corneal ulcer with a suspected fungal cause should be collected by scraping the ulcer with a sterile platinum spatula.

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These tests must be interpreted with caution and considered alongside the results of other clinical and laboratory investigations. Tests for antibodies have proved useful in diagnosing endemic fungal diseases, such as histoplasmosis and 261CHAPTER 2 coccidioidomycosis, in immunocompetent persons. In these individuals, the interval between exposure and the development of symptoms (2-6 weeks) is usually sufficient for a humoral response to develop. Tests for fungal antibodies are most helpful when paired serum specimens (acute and convalescent) are obtained, so that it can be determined whether titres are rising or falling.

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