Infections of the gastrointestinal (GI) system can be caused by many organisms, including bacteria, parasites, viruses and funghi.
This manual is a practical guide providing gastroenterologists and infectious disease specialists with up to date knowledge on GI infections. Beginning with general topics including etiology and prevention, imaging and dietary management, the following chapters present different micro-organisms and the infections and diseases they may cause.
The agents responsible for infection, diagnosis, clinical features and therapy for each syndrome are discussed in detail.
This comprehensive text includes more than 300 full colour illustrations, slides and photographs, and contributions from experts in microbiology, pathology, histopathology and gastroenterology.
Practical guide to gastrointestinal infections
Discusses many different micro-organisms and resulting infections and diseases
Includes more than 300 illustrations, slides and photographs
Contributions from experts in microbiology, pathology, histopathology and gastroenterology
Chetana Vaishnavi MD Professor and Chief, Division of GE Microbiology, Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Section 1: General Topics Normal and Abnormal Bacterial Flora of the Gut Etiology and Prevention of Food-borne Bacterial Gastroenteritis Imaging of Gastrointestinal Infections Antimicrobial Therapy for Infectious Diarrhea Probiotics and Prebiotics in Gastrointestinal Health and Disease Dietary and Nutritional Management in Gastrointestinal Infections Section 2: Special Bacterial Diseases Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever Section 3: Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Clinical Presentation of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Diagnostic Methods for Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Management of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Section 4: Helicobacter pylori Clinical Spectrum and Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori Pathology and Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori Infection Laboratory Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Infection Medical Management of Peptic Ulcer Disease Section 5: Specific Bacterial Gastroenteritis Shigella and Shigellosis Nontyphoidal Salmonellae Escherichia Coli Diarrheas Yersinia Enterocolitica and Gastrointestinal Disease Clinical Manifestations of Campylobacter Infection Epidemic-prone Vibrio cholera Noncholera Vibrios in Human Current Perspectives on Pathogenesis of Aeromonas Section 6: Viral Diarrhea Rotavirus Diarrhea Non-rotavirus Viral Diarrhea Section 7: Parasitic Diseases Intestinal and Extraintestinal Amebiasis Balantidium coli Infection in Humans Recent Insights into Giardia Lamblia Infection Intestinal Protozoan Infections in Immunocompromised Persons Intestinal Nematodes Human Intestinal Cestodes Hydatid Disease in Humans Trematode Infections of Gastrointestinal System Section 8: Fungal Infections Fungal Infections of Gastrointestinal Tract Section 9: Infections of Gastrointestinal Allied Organs Bacterial Hepatitis Viral Hepatitis Putative Hepatitis Viruses Acute Cholangitis Infections of the Pancreas Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Section 10: Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Other Infections Gastrointestinal Anthrax Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Leptospirosis Human Brucellosis Cytomegalovirus and Gastrointestinal Tract Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Manifestations of Dengue Infection Malaria and the Liver