Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections - Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control / Edition 16by David Greenwood, John Peutherer, Richard Slack, John F. Peutherer
This book is divided into six sections: microbial biology, infection immunity, bacterial pathogens and associated diseases, viral pathogens and associate diseases, fungal pathogens and parasitic infections, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection. The major portion provides organism-based systematic coverage of microbiology. Each organism is considered under… See more details below
This book is divided into six sections: microbial biology, infection immunity, bacterial pathogens and associated diseases, viral pathogens and associate diseases, fungal pathogens and parasitic infections, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection. The major portion provides organism-based systematic coverage of microbiology. Each organism is considered under a standard set of headings: Description, Pathogenesis, Clinical features, Laboratory diagnosis, Treatment and Epidemiology. The section on immunology covers that part of the subject that is of direct relevance to the understanding of microbial infection.
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Table of ContentsPART 1 MICROBIAL BIOLOGY
Microbiology and Medicine. Morphology and nature of micro-organisms. Classification and identification of micro-organisms. Bacterial growth and physiology. Antimicrobial Agents. Bacterial genetics. Sterilization and disinfection. Bacterial pathogenicity. Virus-cell interactions: antiviral agents.
PART 2 INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Immunological priniciples: antigens and antigen recognition. Innate and acquired immunity. Immunity in viral infections. Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity. Immunity in bacterial infections.
PART 3 BACTERIAL PATHOGENS AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES
Staphylococcus. Steptococcus and enterococcus. Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix. Mycobacterium. Enviromental mycobacteria. Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma. Bacillus. Clostridium. Neisseria and moraxella (branhamella). Salmonella. Shigella. Escherichia. Klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus and other enterobacteria. Pseudomonads and non-fermenters. Campylobacter and helicobacter. Vibrio, mobiluncus, gardnerella and spirillum. Haemophilus. Bordetella. Legionella. Brucella, bartonella and streptobacillus. Yersinia, pasturella and francisella. Non-sporing anaerobes. Treponema and borrelia. Leptospira. Chlamydia. Rickettsia, orientia, ehrlichia and coxiella. Mycoplasmas.
PART 4 VIRAL PATHOGENS AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES
Adenoviruses. Herpesviruses. Poxviruses. Papovaviruses. Hepadnaviruses. Hepadnaviruses. Parvoviruses. Picornaviruses. Orthomyxoviruses. Paramyxoviruses. Arboviruses: alphaviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses. Togavirus and hepaciviruses. Arenaviruses and filoviruses. Reoviruses. Retroviruses. Caliciviruses and astroviruses. Coronaviruses. Rhabdoviruses. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion disease).
PART 5 FUNAL PATHOGENS, PARASITIC INFECTIONS AND MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY
Fungi. Protozoa. Helminths. Arthropods
PART 6 DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF INFECTION
Infective syndromes. Diagnostic procedures. Strategy of antimicrobial chemotherapy. Epidemiology and control of community infections. Hospital infections. Immunization.
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