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Overview

Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology covers medical microbiology from the molecular biology of infectious agents right through to the clinical management of the infected patient, including disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and the use of antimicrobial therapy.

The first section covers how micro-organisms spread and cause disease in humans, and how the human body responds to infection in general. The next three sections give a broad outline of the important properties of human infectious pathogens; split into viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic organisms. The final sections cover laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial chemotherapy, prevention strategies, and infection from the point of view of the patient.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This review for medical microbiology covers important pathogens that infect humans as well as basic material such as pathogenesis, immune responses, and clinical management.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a quick, concise review of infectious agents. This type of book is helpful for reviewing material when preparing for an examination. It does a good job of concisely covering a very large amount of information in a clear and simple format.
Audience: This book is written for students studying for examinations especially medical students. However, it would be useful for residents preparing for board certification.
Features: The book is divided into several sections. The first section is a general introduction that includes the pathogenesis of infections, biology of the infectious agents, and the immune response of the host. The next three sections detail infections caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. This is followed by a section on general clinical laboratory principles and antibiotics. The last section covers the patient presentation of infections from various anatomical sites. The only disappointment in this book is the lack of images for the various infectious agents. The incorporation of clinical specimens, gram stains, parasite examinations would greatly enhance this review of infectious agents.
Assessment: This book offers a good review of medical microbiology. The information is succinct and easy to follow. It is very similar to other review books in medical microbiology. Some good quality images would enhance its usefulness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859962541
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Instant Notes Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Irving, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Tim Boswell, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

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Table of Contents

A. Microbial pathogenesis. B. Human pathogens: viruses. C. Human pathogens: bacteria. D. Human pathogens: eukaryotic microorganisms. E. Infections: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. F. Clinical manifestations of infection. Index

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