Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections - Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control / Edition 16

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book maintains its strong tradition of providing medical students, junior doctors, biomedical scientists and other health care professionals with an up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative account of medical microbiology." Dr Paul Wright, Consultant Microbiologist, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex, The Royal College of Pathologists, College Bulletin, April 2003
latest edition of Medical Microbiology reaches the high standards set by previous editions and should be a required purchase for all medical and biomedical students. It should, in addition, be of value to all healthcare scientists who seek an authoritative, accessible text in medical microbiology. At the published price, it is excellent value for money." T Scott, British Journal of Biomedical Science, October 2003
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Reviewer:Emma Khan, MD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:This outstanding resource for medical students and residents training in the fields of pathology and infectious disease successfully brings together the main branches of microbiology -- bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a user-friendly source of knowledge and to bridge the gap between texts that deal with microbiology in a traditional organism-based way and the more modern approaches that take microbial diseases as the starting point or attempt to view the subject from an immunological or epidemiological perspective. These are worthy objectives as medical students and residents need an integrated view of microbiology touching upon basic knowledge and practical scenarios encountered by a practicing physician. The book seamlessly accomplishes its goals with its easy reading style and its myriad colorful pictures, diagrams, tables, and charts.
Audience:Although apparently intended for medical students, this book is thorough enough to appeal to pathology and infectious disease residents who undergo extensive training in microbiology. The author has written other books, including pervious editions of this one and the popular Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Features:The book is straightforward, logically organized, and well referenced. Addition of web sites as sources in recommended reading shows the realization of the role of the Internet in the acquisition of knowledge by today's medical students and residents. The "key point" boxes highlight and summarize the chapters, impressing on readers the significant points without being lengthy and wordy. Ample photographs, diagrams, tables, and charts supplement the text. The electron microscopy pictures are especially helpful as they portray the details of the organisms that are involved in infectivity and pathogenesis. One of the most vital chapters is the one on immunization. With the advent of the HPV vaccine and the promise of more vaccines in the future, immunization is a concept that all medical students and physicians need to fully understand. Unfortunately, the chapter did not specifically discuss the HPV vaccine.
Assessment:This book, with its easy to read format, abundant visuals, and modest price, will be a favorite among medical students and residents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443070778
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 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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