Manual of Clinical Microbiology / Edition 8

Manual of Clinical Microbiology / Edition 8

by Katherine V. Forrest

ISBN-10: 1555812554

ISBN-13: 9781555812553

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: ASM Press

In 1970, the first edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology (MCM) was published by the American Society for Microbiology. Nineteen editors and 98 authors presented, in 77 chapters and 727 pages of text, a state-of-the-art description of clinical microbiology...The Manual has now expanded to 130 chapters and 1,773 pages of text. Despite the many changes in


In 1970, the first edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology (MCM) was published by the American Society for Microbiology. Nineteen editors and 98 authors presented, in 77 chapters and 727 pages of text, a state-of-the-art description of clinical microbiology...The Manual has now expanded to 130 chapters and 1,773 pages of text. Despite the many changes in clinical microbiology, the fundamental philosophy of the Manual has remained the same...The Manual "is intended to guide clinical microbiologists in the selection, performance, and interpretation of laboratory procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. It is a reference source defining not only what is done in clincial microbiology laboratories but also what these activities signify."...With many changes in editors, authors, subject matter, and presentation, we believe that we have maintained the tradition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology and improved from the foundation of the last six editions. We hope that the readership will find this text useful, accurate, and timely.

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Table of Contents

Editorial Boardxi
Section IGeneral Issues in Clinical Microbiology1
1Introduction to the Seventh Edition of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology3
2Laboratory Management4
3Commensal and Pathogenic Microorganisms of Humans23
4Specimen Collection, Transport, and Storage33
5Specimen Processing64
Section IIThe Clinical Microbiology Laboratory in Infection Control and Prevention105
6Infection Control Epidemiology and Clinical Microbiology107
7Laboratory Procedures for the Epidemiologic Analysis of Microorganisms116
8Decontamination, Disinfection, and Sterilization138
9Prevention and Control of Laboratory-Acquired Infections165
10Investigation of Foodborne and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks174
Section IIIDiagnostic Technologies in Clinical Microbiology191
11Manual and Automated Systems for Microbial Identification193
12Immunoassays for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases202
13Molecular Detection and Identification of Microorganisms215
Section IVBacteriology246
14Taxonomy and Classification of Bacteria249
Gram-Positive Cocci
15Algorithm for Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci262
16Staphylococcus and Micrococcus264
19Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, Stomatococcus, and Miscellaneous Gram-Positive Cocci That Grow Aerobically306
Gram-Positive Rods
20Algorithm for Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Rods316
21Coryneform Gram-Positive Rods319
22Listeria, Erysipelothrix, and Kurthia346
23Bacillus and Recently Derived Genera357
24Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Gordona, Actinomadura, Streptomyces, and Other Actinomycetes of Medical Importance370
Gram-Negative Bacteria
26Algorithms for Identification of Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria438
27Enterobacteriaceae: Introduction and Identification442
28Escherichia, Shigella, and Salmonella459
29Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Citrobacter, and Serratia475
30Yersinia and Other Enterobacteriaceae483
32Aeromonas and Plesiomonas507
34Burkholderia, Stenotrophomonas, Ralstonia, Brevundimonas, Comamonas, and Acidovorax526
35Acinetobacter, Alcaligenes, Moraxella, Methylobacterium, and Other Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Rods539
36Actinobacillus, Capnocytophaga, Eikenella, Kingella, and Other Fastidious or Rarely Encountered Gram-Negative Rods561
38Neisseria and Branhamella586
43Bartonella and Afipia638
Anaerobic Bacteria
45Algorithm for Identification of Anaerobic Bacteria652
47Peptostreptococcus, Propionibacterium, Lactobacillus, Actinomyces, and Other Non-Spore-Forming Anaerobic Gram-Positive Bacteria672
48Bacteroides, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Fusobacterium, and Other Anaerobic Gram-Negative Rods and Cocci690
Curved and Spiral-Shaped Gram-Negative Rods
49Algorithms for Identification of Curved and Spiral-Shaped Gram-Negative Rods712
50Campylobacter and Arcobacter716
52Leptospira and Leptonema739
54Treponema and Other Host-Associated Spirochetes759
Mycoplasmas and Obligate Intracellular Bacteria
55Algorithms for Identification of Mycoplasmas, Ureaplasma, and Obligate Intracellular Bacteria777
56Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma782
Section VVirology832
61Taxonomy and Classification of Viruses835
62Algorithms for Detection and Identification of Viruses843
63Human Immunodeficiency Viruses847
64Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Types I and II871
65Herpes Simplex Viruses878
66Human Cytomegalovirus888
67Varicella-Zoster Virus900
68Epstein-Barr Virus912
69Human Herpesviruses 6, 7, and 8 and Herpes B Virus919
70Influenza Viruses928
71Parainfluenza Viruses936
72Respiratory Syncytial Virus942
73Measles Virus951
74Mumps Virus959
75Rubella Virus964
80Caliciviruses, Astroviruses, and Other Diarrheic Viruses1005
81Hepatitis A Virus1014
82Hepatitis B and D Viruses1025
83Hepatitis C and G Viruses1043
84Hpatitis E Virus1053
85Human Papillomavirus1070
87Human Parvoviruses1089
88Rabies Virus1099
90Filoviruses and Arenaviruses1125
91Poxviruses Infecting Humans1137
92Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies1145
Section VIMycology1159
93Taxonomy, Classification, and Morphology of the Fungi1161
94Algorithms for Detection and Identification of Fungi1167
95Candida, Cryptococcus, and Other Yeasts of Medical Importance1184
97Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Other Opportunistic Moniliaceous Fungi1212
98Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, Absidia, and Other Agents of Systemic and Subcutaneous Zygomycoses1242
99Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Other Dimorphic Fungi Causing Systemic Mycoses1259
100Trichophyton, Microsporum, Epidermophyton, and Agents of Superficial Mycoses1275
101Bipolaris, Exophiala, Scedosporium, Sporothrix, and Other Dematiaceous Fungi1295
102Fungi Causing Eumycotic Mycetoma1318
Section VIIParasitology1327
103Taxonomy and Classification of Human Parasites1329
104Algorithms for Detection and Identification of Parasites1336
105Plasmodium and Babesia1355
106Leishmania and Trypanosoma1365
108Pathogenic and Opportunistic Free-Living Amebae1383
109Intestinal and Urogenital Amebae, Flagellates, and Ciliates1391
110Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Isospora1406
112Intestinal Helminths1421
113Tissue Helminths1436
114Arthopods of Medical Importance1449
Section VIIIAntimicrobial Agents and Susceptibility Testing1467
115Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: General Considerations1469
116Antibacterial Agents1474
117Mechanisms of Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents1505
118Antibacterial Susceptibility Tests: Dilution and Disk Diffusion Methods1526
119Susceptibility Testing of Fastidious Bacteria1544
120Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobic Bacteria1555
121Special Phenotypic Methods for Detecting Antibacterial Resistance1563
122Genetic Methods for Detecting Antibacterial and Antiviral Resistance Genes1578
123Susceptibility Testing Instrumentation and Computerized Expert Systems for Data Analysis and Interpretation1593
124Antimycobacterial Agents and Susceptibility Tests1601
125Antiviral Agents and Susceptibility Tests1624
126Antifungal Agents and Susceptibility Tests1640
127Antiparasitic Agents and Susceptibility Tests1653
Section IXReagents, Stains, and Media1663
Author Index1709
Subject Index1711

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