Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control. With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 17

Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control. With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 17

by David Greenwood, Richard C. B. Slack, John F. Peutherer
     
 

"...reaches the high standards set by previous editions and should be a required purchase for all medical and biomedical students."
British Journal of Biomedical Science (review of 16th edition)

Now in full colour, this new edition of the bestselling Medical Microbiology covers Microbial biology; Infection and immunity; Bacterial pathogens and

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"...reaches the high standards set by previous editions and should be a required purchase for all medical and biomedical students."
British Journal of Biomedical Science (review of 16th edition)

Now in full colour, this new edition of the bestselling Medical Microbiology covers Microbial biology; Infection and immunity; Bacterial pathogens and associated diseases; Viral pathogens and associated diseases; Fungal pathogens and parasitic infections; and Diagnosis, treatment and control of infection. The major portion gives an 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.

  • Exactly what medical students need - an organism-based account of the subject, presented in a clinical context
  • Makes learning easy - information is presented in a very systematic way
  • Perfect for exam preparation - key point boxes highlight essential information
  • The degree of detail makes it ideal for students with a level of commitment to microbiology
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780443102097
    Publisher:
    Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date:
    05/23/2007
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    752
    Product dimensions:
    7.64(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.27(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Part 1: Microbial Biology:

    Microbiology and medicine. Morphology and nature of micro-organisms. Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms of micro-organisms. Bacterial growth, physiology and death. Antimicrobial agents. Bacterial genetics. Virus–cell interactions.

    Part 2: Infection and immunity:

    Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition. Innate and acquired immunity. Immunity in viral infections. Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity. Immunity in bacterial infections. Bacterial pathogenicity. The natural history of infection.

    Part 3: Bacterial Pathogens and Associated Diseases:

    Staphylococcus. Streptococcus and enterococcus. Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix. Mycobacterium. Environmental mycobacteria. Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma. Bacillus. Clostridium. Neisseria and moraxella. 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, pasteurella 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. Papillomaviruses and polyomaviridae. Hepadnaviruses. Parvoviruses. Picornaviruses. Orthomyxoviruses. Paramyxoviruses. Arboviruses: alphaviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses. Togavirus and hepacivirus. Arenaviruses and filoviruses. Reoviruses. Retroviruses. Caliciviruses and astroviruses. Coronaviruses. Rhabdoviruses. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases).

    Part 5: Fungal 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 hemotherapy. Epidemiology and control of community infections. Hospital infection. Immunization.

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