Chapter 2. Microbiological Diagnosis of Respiratory Infections in the Immunocompromised

  1. Carlos Agustí2,3 and
  2. Antoni Torres2,3
  1. Margareta Ieven

Published Online: 7 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch2

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

How to Cite

Ieven, M. (2009) Microbiological Diagnosis of Respiratory Infections in the Immunocompromised, in Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management (eds C. Agustí and A. Torres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Cap de Servei de Pneumologia i Allèrgia Respiratòria Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 3

    Institut Clinic de Pneumologia ICPCT, Hospital Clinic, C/Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 S3, B-2610, Wilrijk, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319574

Online ISBN: 9780470714171

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Keywords:

  • respiratory infections and microbiological diagnosis;
  • antigen detection by latex agglutination or immuno-fluorescence (DIF);
  • HIV infection and mycobacterium tuberculosis;
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis Direct Test (MTD);
  • HIV infection and non tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM);
  • HIV and Pneumocystis jirovecii;
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) - ubiquitous human herpes virus;
  • immunodeficiency and herpes simplex virus infection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • HIV infection and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • HIV infection and non tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)

  • HIV and Pneumocystis jirovecii

  • Infections in transplant patients or other immunodeficiencies

  • Concluding remarks

  • Key learning points

  • References