Case Studies in Infectious Diseases [NOOK Book]

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Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, followed by clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

Five core sets of questions are posed in each case. What is the nature of the infectious agent, how does it gain access to the body, ...

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Overview

Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, followed by clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

Five core sets of questions are posed in each case. What is the nature of the infectious agent, how does it gain access to the body, what cells are infected, and how does the organism spread? What are the host defense mechanisms against the agent and how is the disease caused? What are the typical manifestations of the infection and the complications that can occur? How is the infection diagnosed and what is the differential diagnosis? How is the infection managed, and what preventative measures can be taken to avoid infection?

This standardized approach provides the reader with a logical basis for understanding these diverse and medically important organisms, fully integrating microbiology and immunology throughout.

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Reviewer:Trevor C Van Schooneveld, MD(University of Nebraska Medical Center )
Description:This book presents 40 case descriptions of diseases caused by bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic organisms which cause common or significant infections throughout the world. The presentation is arranged by organism, with an initial illustrative case followed by an exposition describing five key issues: the causative agent and its spread, the host response and pathogenesis of disease, the clinical presentation and complications, how the disease is diagnosed, and, finally, how the disease is treated and prevented.
Purpose:The authors, inspired by their successful medical school course, set out to create a book which would help students of microbiology and medicine understand a broad diversity of medically important organisms. They have been successful in this as they have included many key organisms and also described many key clinical syndromes of infectious disease in the process.
Audience:The nature of a case series book like this limits its use as a reference for medical trainees. However, it excels at providing a case-based introduction to the key epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment issues involved in a variety of infectious diseases and would be an excellent guide for case discussions in a medical microbiology course.
Features:The many clinical images, charts, tables, and diagrams that illustrate the text include excellent representations of clinical disease and clear descriptions of complicated biological systems. All images are available as JPEG images or PowerPoint slides onthe publisher's website. Each chapter includes 1 to 2 pages of bulleted points which provide a concise summary of the material. Websites, including sites such as Wikipedia, are provided for further reference, but their utility varies. Finally, a series of multiple choice questions with answers and explanations are included with each chapter.
Assessment:This book, while far from definitive, provides an excellent resource for students of microbiology and medicine. It provides excellent descriptions, in text, pictures, and diagrams, of a broad spectrum of infectious diseases. While the level of detail may not satisfy experts in the field, the summary of complex information in concise text and graphics makes it a useful addition to most collections.
Clinical Infectious Disease
...Case Studies in Infectious Disease is a handsome, excellent book on most common pathogens, with a clear orientation to immunology, physiopathology, and microbiology...It reads well and is an excellent textbook...and a good source of illustrations, tables, and question ideas for teachers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203856871
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/27/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 27 MB
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Table of Contents

Case 1. Aspergillus fumigatus

Case 2. Borellia burgdorferi

Case 3. Campylobacter jejuni

Case 4. Chlamydia trachomatis

Case 5. Clostridium difficile

Case 6. Coxiella burnetti

Case 7. Coxsackie B virus

Case 8. Echinococcus spp.

Case 9. Epstein-Barr virus

Case 10. Escherichia coli

Case 11. Giardia lamblia

Case 12. Helicobacter pylori

Case 13. Hepatitis B virus

Case 14. Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV 1)

Case 15. Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV 2)

Case 16. Histoplasma capsulatum

Case 17. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Case 18. Influenza virus

Case 19. Leishmania

Case 20. Leptospira

Case 21. Listeria monocytogenes

Case 22. Mycobacterium leprae

Case 23. Mycobacterium tuburculosis

Case 24. Neisseria gonorrhoea

Case 25. Neisseria meningitides

Case 26. Norovirus

Case 27. Parvovirus

Case 28. Plasmodium

Case 29. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Case 30. Rickettsia spp.

Case 31. Salmonella typhi

Case 32. Schistosoma

Case 33. Staphlococcus aureus

Case 34. Streptococcus mitis

Case 35. Streptococcus pneumoniae

Case 36. Streptococcus pyogenes

Case 37. Toxoplasma

Case 38. Trypanosoma

Case 39. Varicella Zoster virus

Case 40. Wuchereria

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