Medical Mycology: A Self-Instructional Text / Edition 2

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Overview

  • Each of the seven modules includes prerequisites, content outline, objectives, follow-up activities, references, and self-study examinations
  • Teaches proper laboratory practice and presents the biology and physiology of fungi, describing the epidemiology of fungal infections, defining fungal disease states, and emphasizing laboratory identification of fungi based on body sites
  • Test protocols and reagent recipes are highlighted in each module
  • Information about AIDS and immunocompromised patients has been added to the pertinent disease descriptions, following the discussion of causative organisms
  • Module 2 includes common techniques for fungal culture preservation, DNA testing for rapid identification, and antifungal therapeutics

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Roberta B. Carey, PhD (Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This is a second edition of a self-instructional text of medical mycology originally published in 1985. Although the number of pages has not changed, the methods, taxonomy, and terminology have been updated.
Purpose: The workbook is designed to teach medical mycology, the identification of yeasts and molds that cause human infections. This is a difficult discipline for students to learn because identification is based on observation rather than objective test results. This manual covers the basic terms essential to discriminate between species of fungi. It supplements exposure to mycology in a clinical lab setting or a classroom.
Audience: Written for the beginning mycologist or medical technology student, the authors have applied their extensive knowledge to help the inexperienced appreciate the details of structure. The facts are presented in easy-to-learn modules, which make the material less awesome to comprehend.
Features: Almost every page has black-and-white photographs and companion drawings to emphasize the structures. Color plates demonstrate the color and texture of the colonies. The size of each photograph (2 by 3 inches) is adequate to see the growth characteristics of each fungus. There is an excellent glossary at the end of the book, and as new terms are introduced in a chapter they are presented in bold font. Procedures and media formulations are highlighted separately in boxes for easy reference.
Assessment: The first edition of this text has been essential in teaching mycology and as a quick resource for terminology; the second edition will continue this tradition. The combination of information, illustrations, and exam questions with answers provides a comprehensive learning package. The text is not designed to cover all aspects of fungal infections. However, reading this text is an important first step in acquiring knowledge about organisms that cause human infections and how to identify them.
Roberta B. Carey
This is a second edition of a self-instructional text of medical mycology originally published in 1985. Although the number of pages has not changed, the methods, taxonomy, and terminology have been updated. The workbook is designed to teach medical mycology, the identification of yeasts and molds that cause human infections. This is a difficult discipline for students to learn because identification is based on observation rather than objective test results. This manual covers the basic terms essential to discriminate between species of fungi. It supplements exposure to mycology in a clinical lab setting or a classroom. Written for the beginning mycologist or medical technology student, the authors have applied their extensive knowledge to help the inexperienced appreciate the details of structure. The facts are presented in easy-to-learn modules, which make the material less awesome to comprehend. Almost every page has black-and-white photographs and companion drawings to emphasize the structures. Color plates demonstrate the color and texture of the colonies. The size of each photograph (2 by 3 inches) is adequate to see the growth characteristics of each fungus. There is an excellent glossary at the end of the book, and as new terms are introduced in a chapter they are presented in bold font. Procedures and media formulations are highlighted separately in boxes for easy reference. The first edition of this text has been essential in teaching mycology and as a quick resource for terminology; the second edition will continue this tradition. The combination of information, illustrations, and exam questions with answers provides a comprehensive learning package. The text isnot designed to cover all aspects of fungal infections. However, reading this text is an important first step in acquiring knowledge about organisms that cause human infections and how to identify them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803600362
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 358,101
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Basics of Mycology

2. Laboratory Procedures for Fungal Culture and Isolation

3. Common Fungal Opportunists

4. Superficial and Dermatophytic Fungi

5. Yeasts

6. Organisms Causing Subcutaneous Mycoses

7. Organisms Causing Systemic Mycoses

Answers for Study Questions and Final Exams

Common Synonyms

Glossary (Illustrated)

List of Manufacturers

75 color plates

Index

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