Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards

Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards

by Carlos Ayala, Brad Spellberg
     
 

Ace your microbiology and immunology courses and maximize your USMLE Step 1 score with Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards, a high-yield review of everything you need to know to pass the boards. An easy-to-follow outline format, a clear and logical summary of the most frequently tested material, and tons of bolded "buzz words" for rapid

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Ace your microbiology and immunology courses and maximize your USMLE Step 1 score with Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards, a high-yield review of everything you need to know to pass the boards. An easy-to-follow outline format, a clear and logical summary of the most frequently tested material, and tons of bolded "buzz words" for rapid review make this book essential to you.

The book includes dozens of figures and images illustrating necessary concepts and 100 review questions, complete with detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers. Section ending summary tables reinforce vital information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405104685
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Boards and Wards Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Section 1: Microbiology

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Protozoa
  • Helminths
  • Viruses

Chapter 2: Bacteria

Gram Positive Cocci

  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • Enterococcus
Gram Positive Rods
  • Bacillus
  • Clostridium
  • Corynebacterium
  • Listeria
Gram Negative Cocci
  • Neisseria
  • Moraxella
  • Acinetobacter
Gram Negative Rods
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Other GNR Causing Enteric Infections
  • GNR Causing Respiratory Infections
  • GNR Causing Zoonotic Infections
Atypical Bacteria (Gram Variable)
  • Acid Fast Bacteria
  • Bacteria Not Seen with Gram Stain or Acid Fast
  • Spirochetal Organisms

Chapter 3: Fungi

Yeast & Dimorphic Fungi

  • Cutaneous & Subcutaneous Pathogens
  • Invasive Pathogens
Molds
  • Cutaneous Pathogens
  • Invasive Pathogens

Chapter 4: Parasites

Protozoa

  • Gi/GU
  • Invasive
Metazoa
Tapeworms (cestodes)
Flukes (trematodes)
Intestinal Roundworms (nematodes)
Tissue Roundworms (nematodes)

Chapter 5: Viruses

DNA Viruses

  • Naked DNA Viruses (unencapsulated)
  • Encapsulated DNA Viruses
RNA Viruses
  • Naked RNA Viruses (Unencapsulated)
  • Encapsulated RNA Viruses

Chapter 6: Antibiotics

Chapter 7: Overview of Class A Bioterrorism Pathogens

Microbiology Review Questions & Answers

Section 2: Immunology

Chapter 8: White Blood Cells

Myeloid Cells

  • Granulocytes
  • Mononuclear Cells
  • Megakaryocytes
  • Dendritic Cells
Lymphoid Cells
  • B Lymphocytes
  • T Lymphocytes
  • T Lymphocytes
  • Natural Killer (NK) Lymphocytes

Chapter 9: Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)

General Characteristics
Class I MHC
Class II MHC
Transplant Immunology

Chapter 10: Basic Concepts

Innate vs. Specific Immunity

  • Innate Immunity
  • Specific Immunity
Tolerance
Autoimmunity

Chapter 11: Cytokines—A Brief Guide

Chapter 12: Immune Organ Systems

Primary Immune Organs

  • Bone Marrow
  • Thymus
Secondary Immune Organs
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Spleen
  • Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT)

Chapter 13: Hypersensitivity Reactions

Allergic (Type 1)
Cytotoxic (Type 2)
Immune Complex (Type 3)
Delayed Type (Type 4)

Chapter 14: Immunodeficiencies

Primary
Acquired

  • AIDS
  • Drug Induced

Chapter 15: Testable Laboratory Immunology

Mitogens
ELISA
Western Blot
Monoclonal Antibodies
Immunology Review Questions & Answers

Microbiology and Immunology Review Questions & Answers: A Self-Assessment Test

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