Case Studies in Infectious Diseases / Edition 1

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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, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. The use of real clinical cases serves to reinforce and extend the basic science.

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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Editorial Reviews

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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 on the 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: 9780815341420
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter M Lydyard,
Emeritus Professor of Immunology Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK and Honorary Professor of Immunology School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK

Michael F Cole,
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC, USA

John Holton,
Reader in Clinical Microbiology Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences University College London, London, UK

William L Irving,
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Nottingham, UK

Nino Porakishvili,
Senior Lecturer School of Biosciences, University of Westminster, London, UK and Honorary Professor, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Pradhib Venkatesan,
Consultant in Infectious Diseases Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

Katherine N Ward,
Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK and Honorary Consultant Health Protection Agency, UK

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Table of Contents

1. Aspergillus fumigatus
2. Borellia burgdorferi and related species
3. Campylobacter jejuni
4. Chlamydia trachomatis
5. Clostridium difficile
6. Coxiella burnetti
7. Coxsackie B virus
8. Echinococcus spp.
9. Epstein-Barr virus
10. Escherichia coli
11. Giardia lamblia
12. Helicobacter pylori
13. Hepatitis B virus
14. Herpes simplex virus 1
15. Herpes simplex virus 2
16. Histoplasma capsulatum
17. Human immunodeficiency virus
18. Influenza virus
19. Leishmania spp.
20. Leptospira spp.
21. Listeria monocytogenes
22. Mycobacterium leprae
23. Mycobacterium tuburculosis
24.Neisseria gonorrhoeae
25. Neisseria meningitidis
26. Norovirus
27. Parvovirus
28. Plasmodium spp.
29. Respiratory syncytial virus
30. Rickettsia spp.
31. Salmonella typhi
32. Schistosoma spp.
33. Staphlococcus aureus
34. Streptococcus mitis
35. Streptococcus pneumoniae
36. Streptococcus pyogenes
37. Toxoplasma gondii
38. Trypanosoma spp.
39. Varicella-zoster virus
40. Wuchereria bancrofti

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