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Sex and Gender Differences in Infection and Treatments for Infectious Diseases


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Section 1 Genes hormones and immunity.- Sex difference in the immune response​.- Sex chromosomes and immune function.- Sex and sex hormone mediated differences in wound healing.- Immunology of pregnancy and systemic consequences.- Sex differences in metabolism and pharmacokinetics.- Section 2 Infectious diseases and treatments.- HIV infection and responses to antiretroviral therapies.- Influenza virus infection and vaccination.- Hemorrhagic fever viruses and antiviral therapies.- Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment.- Respiratory bacterial infection and treatments.- Outcome of bacterial and viral infections and vaccinations in neonates.- Sexually transmitted bacterial infection in women.- Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.- Protozoan and helminth infections and treatments.


“The intended audience is basic science and clinical researchers in the fields of microbiology, immunology, and pharmacology. Practitioners of personalized medicine will find this book helpful in understanding the mechanisms and factors that lead to sex-specific responses to treatment of infectious diseases and vaccinations. … This unique book provides a comprehensive series of up-to-date reviews by experts on sex and gender differences in immunology and infectious diseases.” (Robert Gene Penn, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2016)

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