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Ace the USMLE Step 1 and course exams with the most concise, easy-to-use, and frequently updated medical microbiology and immunology review!

" excellent resource for students as well as residents looking for a reference to aid them during their rotations....There are many microbiology review books aimed at students getting ready for national board exams. This book surpasses many of those in terms of basics and, especially, clinical relevance. The quick reference section as well as the hundreds of USMLE-type questions makes this a very solid and complete study companion. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

To put your preparation for USMLE Step 1 and course exams on the fast track, only one resource will do: Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Completely updated throughout, the Tenth Edition presents a high-yield review of the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology.

Equally importantly, the book also emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases. One look, and you'll see why it's the definitive microbiology course and exam quick review!

Everything you need to thoroughly and rapidly prepare for the exam:

  • The most frequently updated microbiology review available--one that enhances your understanding of the clinical relevance of microbiology

  • Over 600 sample questions to test your knowledge

  • A complete USMLE-style exam with case-based questions

  • Review questions and case studies to reinforce essential material

  • Summaries of importantmicroorganisms

  • Summary tables that emphasize the need-to-know aspects of infectious diseases

  • Basic science pearls that summarize fundamental concepts

  • Information-packed tables and figures

  • NEW! Chapter on Ectoparasites, such as scabies mites, lice, nits, and spider bites

  • New! Insert of 70 color images, including Gram stains, bacteriological lab tests, viral electron micrographs and inclusion bodies, fungal stains, and protozoan and worm micrographs

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Grant Derek Schafer, DO (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book, a comprehensive look at pathologic organisms as well as the immune system, is an excellent resource for students as well as residents looking for a reference to aid them during their rotations. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to cover basic and clinically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It is written to support those studying for national boards and those looking for an up-to-date introduction to microbiology and immunology. With this purpose in mind, the book certainly provides a concise overview of medically relevant microorganisms as well as a basic review of the immune system.
Audience: The review format is geared toward the medical student studying for board exams. The author does a good job of focusing on this audience and provides pertinent material that medical boards test. The author is a microbiology and immunology professor who holds both MD and PhD degrees.
Features: The book is divided into 13 parts, beginning with basic bacteriology. This section includes such topics as structure, pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance. After a brief, concise review, clinical bacteriology is then covered in part two. The major bacterial pathogens are covered with subtopics that include the disease caused, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical findings, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment. This format is used to cover virology (parts III and IV). Mycology and parasitology are then covered, although not in as much depth, in parts V and VI. Immunology is covered in section VII. Remaining sections are dedicated to board review, complete with clinical cases and USMLE type questions. Microbiology pearls and a section of brief summaries of medically important microorganisms complete the book. Tricolor graphs and illustrations are logically placed and support the text. Although not always detailed, they are informative schematics that certainly enhance comprehension. New to this edition are 70 color plates, oddly placed in the center of the book, that aid in identification.
Assessment: There are many microbiology review books aimed at students getting ready for national board exams. This book surpasses many of those in terms of basics and, especially, clinical relevance. The quick reference section as well as the hundreds of USMLE-type questions makes this a very solid and complete study companion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071496209
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/8/2008
  • Series: LANGE Basic Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Levinson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
How to Use This Book     x
Basic Bacteriology     1
Bacteria Compared with Other Microorganisms     1
Structure of Bacterial Cells     4
Growth     15
Genetics     17
Classification of Medically Important Bacteria     23
Normal Flora     25
Pathogenesis     30
Host Defenses     53
Laboratory Diagnosis     62
Antimicrobial Drugs: Mechanism of Action     69
Antimicrobial Drugs: Resistance     85
Bacterial Vaccines     94
Sterilization & Disinfection     98
Clinical Bacteriology     102
Overview of the Major Pathogens & Introduction to Anaerobic Bacteria     102
Gram-Positive Cocci     106
Gram-Negative Cocci     119
Gram-Positive Rods     124
Gram-Negative Rods Related to the Enteric Tract     133
Gram-Negative Rods Related to the Respiratory Tract     152
Gram-Negative Rods Related to Animal Sources (Zoonotic Organisms)     157
Mycobacteria     161
Actinomycetes     169
Mycoplasmas     171
Spirochetes     173
Chlamydiae     179
Rickettsiae     182
Minor Bacterial Pathogens     186
Basic Virology     192
Structure     193
Replication     199
Genetics & Gene Therapy     212
Classification of Medically Important Viruses     216
Pathogenesis     221
Host Defenses     228
Laboratory Diagnosis     233
Antiviral Drugs     236
Viral Vaccines     244
Clinical Virology     249
DNA Enveloped Viruses     252
DNA Nonenveloped Viruses     263
RNA Enveloped Viruses     267
RNA Nonenveloped Viruses     284
Hepatitis Viruses     292
Arboviruses     302
Tumor Viruses     307
Slow Viruses & Prions     317
Human Immunodeficiency Virus     322
Minor Viral Pathogens     331
Mycology     336
Basic Mycology     336
Cutaneous & Subcutaneous Mycoses     342
Systemic Mycoses     344
Opportunistic Mycoses     349
Parasitology     353
Intestinal & Urogenital Protozoa     354
Blood & Tissue Protozoa     360
Minor Protozoan Pathogens     371
Cestodes     373
Trematodes     379
Nematodes     384
Immunology     396
Immunity     396
Cellular Basis of the Immune Response     406
Antibodies     426
Humoral Immunity     436
Cell-Mediated Immunity     438
Major Histocompatibility Complex & Transplantation     440
Complement     446
Antigen-Antibody Reactions in the Laboratory     450
Hypersensitivity (Allergy)     460
Tolerance & Autoimmune Disease     468
Tumor Immunity     476
Immunodeficiency     478
Ectoparasites     484
Ectoparasites That Cause Human Disease     484
Brief Summaries of Medically Important Organisms     488
Summaries of Medically Important Bacteria     488
Summaries of Medically Important Viruses     504
Summaries of Medically Important Fungi     514
Summaries of Medically Important Parasites     517
Summaries of Medically Important Ectoparasites     524
Clinical Cases      526
Pearls for the Usmle     536
Usmle (National Board) Practice Questions     544
Basic Bacteriology     544
Clinical Bacteriology     549
Basic Virology     557
Clinical Virology     561
Mycology     568
Parasitology     571
Immunology     574
Extended Matching Questions     584
Clinical Case Questions     586
Usmle (National Board) Practice Examination     595
Index     607
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