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Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases
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In the last fifteen years, substantial progress has been made in identifying why some people are particularly susceptible to specific infectious diseases. Extensive evidence has accumulated that host genes are important determinants of the outcome of infection for many common pathogens. This book summarises advances that have been made in understanding the complexity of host genetic susceptibility. The diseases covered include those of great public health importance such as malaria and HIV, and those of topical interest such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Many different techniques have been used to identify host genes involved in infectious disease susceptibility. Each chapter describes how these discoveries were made and the book is therefore useful to anyone planning genetic studies on a multi-factorial disease, regardless of whether it has an infectious etiology.

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Contents

  • 11 - Blood group phenotypes and infectious diseases
    pp 309-336
    • By C. Caroline Blackwell, Discipline of Immunology and Microbiology and Hunter Immunology Unit, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia; Institute for Scientific Evaluation of Naturopathy, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, Donald M. Weir, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Abdulhamid M. Alkout, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Omar R. Elahmer, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Doris A. C. MacKenzie, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Valerie S. James, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh, J. Matthias Braun, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School, University of Edinburgh; Institute for Scientific Evaluation of Naturopathy, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, Osama M. Almadani, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Medical School University of Edinburgh; Forensic Medicine Unit, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Anthony Busuttil, Forensic Medicine Unit, The Medical School University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 12 - Genetics of human susceptibility to infection and hepatic disease caused by schistosomes
    pp 337-360
    • By Alain J. Dessein, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Sandrine Marquet, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Carole Eboumbou Moukoko, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Hèlia Dessein, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Laurent Argiro, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Sandrine Henri, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Dominique Hillaire, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Christophe Chevillard, Immunologie et Génétique des Maladies Parasitaires, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France, Nasureldin El Wali, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan, Mubarak Magzoub, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan, Laurent Abel, Génétique Humaine des Maladies Infectieuses, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Faculté de Médecine Necker, Paris, Virmondes Rodrigues, Faculty of Medicine do Triangulo Mineiro, Ubéraba, Brazil, Aluizio Prata, Faculty of Medicine do Triangulo Mineiro, Ubéraba, Brazil, Gachuhi Kimani, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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