1. Introduction to Pulmonary Aspergillosis
2. Etiology of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
3. Epidemiology of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
4. Pathology and Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
5. Clinical Manifestations of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
6. Diagnosis of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
7. Clinical Typing of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
8. Treatment and Follow-Ups of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
9. Pulmonary Aspergillosis Resembling to Pulmonary Tuberculosis
10. Pulmonary Aspergigehllosis with Presenting Symptoms of Chest Distress and Chest Pain
11. Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Presenting Symptom of Fever
12. Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Presenting Symptom of Hemoptysis
13. Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Presenting Symptom of Breathlessness
14. Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Presenting Symptoms of Cough and Expectoration
15. Asymptomatic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
This book provides state-of-the-art information on advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary aspergillosis to help specialists and clinical practitioners make appropriate decisions concerning the management of patients with this condition.
The incidence of pulmonary aspergillosis has increased steadily due to the widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, cytotoxic drugs, immunosuppressive agents and adrenal hormones, as well as the growing number of organ transplantations and AIDS patients. The book discusses various aspects of the disease, including its history, characteristics, laboratory examination, imaging features, clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment principles, and also presents illustrated case studies.
Focusing on different characteristics in imaging and pathology, and addressing diagnostic difficulties in-depth, this clinical reference work brings together recent clinical investigations to making it a valuable resource for practitioners in the fields of respiratory and infectious diseases, oncology, intensive care, diagnostic imaging, pathology and microbiology.
• Provides a practical clinical reference on pulmonary aspergillosis
• Advises how to make appropriate decisions concerning diagnosis and treatment
• Includes comprehensive cases illustrations
• Chen Qiu is professor in respiratory diseases and critical care medicine at Shenzhen People's Hospital and the Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Professor Qiu is also the vice dean of Chinese Respiratory Medicine Education Institute.
• Puxuan Lu is professor at Department of Radiology at the Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital. Professor Lu is also the vice-chairman of Infectious Disease Radiology Specialty Committee of Chinese Society of Radiology.
• Pinshi Wu is director of Department of Infectious Diseases of Shenzhen People’s Hospital. Professor Wu is also the director of Teaching and Research Section of infectious diseases, Second Clinical Medical School, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.