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Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 1
     

Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 1

by Janet Duben-Engelkirk
 

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ISBN-10: 0781797012

ISBN-13: 9780781797016

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections,

Overview

Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice.

More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information.

A bound-in CD-ROM includes additional review questions, case studies, and Web links.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781797016
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
754
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO MICROBES AND THE DISEASES THEY CAUSE
Microbes and the Science of Microbiology
Understanding Infectious Diseases
Combating Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Organization and Responsibilities of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Clinical Specimens Used for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
General Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Methods
Antimicrobial Agents and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
Introduction to Clinical Bacteriology
Gram-Positive Cocci
Gram-Positive and Acid-Fast Bacilli
Gram-Negative Cocci and Related Bacteria
Gram-Negative Bacilli: The Family Enterobacteriaceae
Gram-Negative Bacilli: Nonfermenters
Fastidious and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli
Curved and Spiral-Shaped Bacilli
Obligate Intracellular Bacteria
Anaerobic Bacteria
Laboratory Diagnosis of Selected Bacterial Infections

FUNGAL INFECTIONS
Introduction to Clinical Mycology
Laboratory Diagnosis of Selected Fungal Infections

PARASITIC INFECTIONS
Introduction to Clinical Parasitology
Laboratory Diagnosis of Selected Protozoal Infections
Laboratory Diagnosis of Selected Helminth Infections

VIRAL INFECTIONS
Introduction to Clinical Virology
Laboratory Diagnosis of Selected Viral Infections

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

Health Care Epiddemiology and Bioterrorism

Appenix A Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Procedures

Appendix B Useful Conversions

Appendix C Answers to Self-Assessment Exercises

Glossary

Index

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