INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Aspergillosis

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Aspergillus is a ubiquitous organism with an ecological niche in the soil. Most disease is primarily caused by A. fumigatus , A. flavus , A. niger , A. terreus ,…

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Adenoviruses

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Adenoviruses In the past few decades, significant progress has been made in understanding the epidemiology of adenovirus infections and developing preventative and therapeutic strategies. However, adenovirus infections remain a clinical…

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Respiratory viruses

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Epidemiology and risk factors The seasonality of respiratory virus infections among immunocompromised children is similar to that in the community ( Fig. 21.1 ). Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) typically circulates…

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Human herpesvirus 6, 7, and 8

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Over the past several decades, three novel human herpesviruses (HHVs) have been identified and designated HHV-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8. HHV-6 has since been designated as two distinct species, HHV-6A and…

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Cytomegalovirus

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Viral infections represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among children who have undergone either solid organ (SOT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), as well as in children…

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Nontuberculous and tuberculous Mycobacterium

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection Epidemiology, risk factors, and pathogenesis Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( MTB) is among the most successful respiratory pathogens worldwide as the majority of those infected are asymptomatic and will…

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