The only available reference to comprehensively discuss the common and unusual types of rickettsiosis in over twenty years, this book will offer the reader a full review on the bacteriology, transmission, and pathophysiology of these conditions. Written from experts in the field from Europe, USA, Africa, and Asia, specialists analyze specific pathogens at the epidemiological, microbiological, and molecular levels, and discuss the latest advancements in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of rickettsial diseases.
Table of Contents
RICKETTSIA AND HUMAN RICKETTSIOSES. Bacteriology, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Rickettsia. Physiopathology, Pathology and Immunity. Arthropods and Rickettsia. Animals and Rickettsia. Murine Typhus. Louse-Borne Epidemic Typhus. Rickettsialpox. Flea-Borne Spotted Fever. Tick-Borne Rickettsioses. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. African Tick-Bite Fever. Mediterranean Spotted Fever. Other Tick-Borne Rickettsioses. Rickettsias of Unknown Pathogenicity. ANAPLASMATACEAE AND HUMAN ANAPLASMOSIS AND EHRLICHIOSES. Bacteriology and Phylogeny of Anaplasmataceae. Vectors and Reservoir Hosts. Ehrlichioses in Human Beings. Anaplasmosis in Human Being. ORIENTIA TSUTSUGAMUSHI AND SCRUB TYPHUS. Orientia Tsutsuganushi and Scrub Typhus. COXIELLA BURNETII AND Q FEVER. Bacteriology. Pathophysiology of Q Fever.
Epidemiology. Clinical Aspects, Diagnosis and Treatment. WOLBACHIA AND HELMINTIC DISEASES IN HUMAN BEINGS. Wolbachia and Helmintic Diseases in Human Beings.
GENOMICS OF RICKETTSIAL AGENTS. Genomics of Rickettsial Agents. DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGY OF RICKETTSIAL DISEASES. Diagnostic Strategy of Rickettsial Diseases.
ANTIMICROBIAL SUCEPTIBILITY OF RICKETTSIAL AGENTS. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Rickettsial Agents