Medical Microbiology: With STUDENTCONSULT online access / Edition 18

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Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and how they impact on health and wellbeing, most particularly as agents of infection. Infections remain a major global cause of mortality and in most hospitals around one in ten of those admitted will suffer from an infection acquired during their stay. The evolution of microbes presents a massive challenge to modern medicine and public health. The constant changes in viruses such as influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and SARS demand vigilance and insight into the underlying process.

Building on the huge success of previous editions, Medical Microbiology 18/e will inform and inspire a new generation of readers. Now fully revised and updated, initial sections cover the basic biology of microbes, infection and immunity and are followed by a systematic review of infective agents, their associated diseases and their control. A final integrating section addresses the essential principles of diagnosis, treatment and management. An unrivalled collection of international contributors continues to ensure the relevance of the book worldwide and complementary access to the complete online version on Student Consult further enhances the learning experience.

Medical Microbiology is explicitly geared to clinical practice and is an ideal textbook for medical and biomedical students and specialist trainees. It will also prove invaluable to medical laboratory scientists and all other busy professionals who require a clear, current and most trusted guide to this fascinating field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702040894
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 794
  • Sales rank: 600,146
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents




 1 Microbiology and medicine

D. Greenwood and M. R. Barer

 2 Morphology and nature of micro-organisms 

M. R. Barer

 3 Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms 

T. L. Pitt

 4 Bacterial growth, physiology and death 

M. R. Barer

 5 Antimicrobial agents 

D. Greenwood and M. M. Ogilvie

 6 Bacterial genetics 

K. J. Towner

 7 Virus–cell interactions 

M. Norval



 8 Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition 

J. Stewart

 9 Innate and acquired immunity 

J. Stewart

10 Immunity in viral infections 

J. Stewart

11 Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity 

J. Stewart

12 Immunity in bacterial infections 

J. Stewart

13 Bacterial pathogenicity 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen

14 The natural history of infection 

M. R. Barer



15 Staphylococcus 

H. Humphreys

16 Streptococcus and enterococcus 

M. Kilian

17 Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix 

J. McLauchlin and P. Riegel

18 Mycobacterium 

J. M. Grange

19 Environmental mycobacteria 

J. M. Grange

20 Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma 

J. M. Grange

21 Bacillus 

H. S. Atkins

22 Clostridium 

T. V. Riley

23 Neisseria and moraxella 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen and N. Oldfield

24 Salmonella 

H. Chart

25 Shigella Bacillary dysentery

H. Chart

26 Escherichia 

H. Chart

27 Klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus and other enterobacteria 

H. Chart

28 Pseudomonads and non-fermenters 

J. R. W. Govan

29 Campylobacter and helicobacter 

J. M. Ketley

30 Vibrio, mobiluncus, gardnerella and spirillum 

H. Chart

31 Haemophilus 

M. P. E. Slack

32 Bordetella 

N. W. Preston and R. C. Matthews

33 Legionella Legionnaires’ disease; Pontiac fever

J. Hood and G. F. S. Edwards

34 Brucella, bartonella and streptobacillus M. J. Corbel

35 Yersinia, pasteurella and francisella 

M. J. Corbel

36 Non-sporing anaerobes 

R. P. Allaker

37 Treponema and borrelia 

A. Cockayne

38 LeptospiraLeptospirosis; Weil’s disease

M. Picardeau

39 Chlamydia Genital and ocular infections; infertility; atypical pneumonia

D. Mabey

40 Rickettsia, orientia, ehrlichia, anaplasma and coxiella 

D. H. Walker and Xue-Jie Yu

41 Mycoplasmas Atypical pneumonia; genital tract infection

D. Taylor-Robinson



42 Adenoviruses Respiratory disease; conjunctivitis; gut infections

J. S. M. Peiris and C. R. Madeley

43 Herpesviruses 

I. Johannessen and M. M. Ogilvie

44 Poxviruses 

T. H. Pennington

45 Papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses 

H. A. Cubie

46 Hepadnaviruses Hepatitis B infection; deltavirus infection

P. Simmonds and W. Tong

47 Parvoviruses B19 infection; erythema infectiosum

P. J. Molyneaux

48 Picornaviruses

I. Johannessen and S. M. Burns

49 Orthomyxoviruses Influenza

M. Zambon

50 Paramyxoviruses Respiratory infections; mumps; measles; Hendra/Nipah disease

J. S. M. Peiris and C. R. Madeley

51 Arboviruses: alphaviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses 

A. D. T. Barrett and S. C. Weaver

52 Togavirus and hepacivirus Rubella; hepatitis C and E viruses

L. Hesketh, P. Simmonds and J. F. Peutherer

53 Arenaviruses and filoviruses 

H. Feldman, D. Safronetzand D. Falzarano

54 Reoviruses Gastro-enteritis

N. A. Cunliffe and O. Nakagomi

55 Retroviruses Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; lymphoma

Y. Taha and J. F. Peutherer

56 Caliciviruses and astroviruses Diarrhoeal disease

W. D. Cubitt

57 Coronaviruses Upper respiratory tract disease

J. Pieris

58 Rhabdoviruses Rabies

T. Fooks, D. Healy and A. Banyard

59 Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases) 

J. W. Ironside



60 Fungi Superficial, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses

D. W. Warnock

61 Protozoa Malaria; toxoplasmosis; cryptosporidiosis; amoebiasis; trypanosomiasis; leishmaniasis; giardiasis; trichomoniasis

D. Greenwood

62 Helminths Intestinal worm infections; filariasis; schistosomiasis; hydatid disease

D. Greenwood

63 Arthropods Arthropod-borne diseases; ectoparasitic infections; allergy

D. Greenwood



64 Infective syndromes 

R. C. B. Slack

65 Diagnostic procedures

R. C. B. Slack

66 Strategy of antimicrobial chemotherapy 

R. C. B. Slack

67 Epidemiology and control of community infections 

D. Reid and D. Goldberg

68 Hospital infection 

R. C. B. Slack

69 Immunization 

R. C. B. Slack


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