Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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“… a fun and readable book that engages theimagination and retains the interest of the clinically orientedreader while conveying an understanding of the direct implicationsof molecular characteristics of infectious agents to the practiceof medicine..” –Emerging Infectious Diseases,January 2010
“… provides a valuable overview of the basicprinciples and issues pertaining to the pathogenesis and preventionof infectious diseases. The illustrations, the chapter summarieswith relevant information, and the case studies are allparticularly useful for the targeted readers. The book is welldesigned and manages to convey the general concepts of the variousaspects of infectious diseases without overwhelming the reader withtoo much information… recommended for students, trainees, orphysicians who desire a well-illustrated textbook that is easy toread and that addresses the basic aspects of infectiousdisease.” –Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010
The study of infectious diseases has undergone major changes sinceits infancy when it was largely a documentation of epidemics. Ithas now evolved into a dynamic phenomenon involving the ecology ofthe infectious agent, pathogenesis in the host, reservoirs andvetors, as well as the complex mechanisms concerned in the spreadof infection and the extent to which this spread occurs. Rapidglobalization has led to unprecedented interest in infectiousdiseases worldwide and their effect on complex population dynamicsincluding migration, famine, fire, war, and terrorism. It is nowessential for public health officials to understand the basicscience behind infectious disease and, likewise, students studyingID must have a broader understanding of the implications ofinfectious disease in a public health context as well as clinicalpresentation and prevention. The clear demand for an integratedapproach has led to the publication of this text.
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About the Author
Julian Wei-Tze Tang is a PhD, MRCP, FRCPath, ConsultantVirologist at the National University Hospital in Singapore. He isa clinical/academic virologist interested in all aspects(pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, control and epidemiology) ofviruses that can cause disease in humans - particularly HIV,influenza, and newly emerging viruses. He completed all hisspecialist training in the UK and has worked and taught students inLondon, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Julie Andrews is an MRCP FRCPath, ConsultantMicrobiologist at the Whittington Hospital in London. She completedher training from University College and other affiliated hospitalsin London. Her current position involves the diagnosis andmanagement of infection in the community and the hospital andincludes infection prevention and control. She also hasresponsibility for tutoring medical students from the Royal Freeand University College London Medical School.
Table of ContentsPART 1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
1. Microbial etiology of disease N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J.Andrews.
2. Structure and function of microbes N. Shetty, E. Aarons,J. Andrews.
3. Host defence versus microbial pathogenesis and the mechanismsof microbial escape N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
4. Diagnosis of microbial infection N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J.Andrews.
5. General Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy N.Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
6. Basic concepts of the epidemiology of infectious diseasesN. Shetty.
PART 2. A SYSTEMS BASED APPROACH TO INFECTIOUSDISEASES.
7. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, bone and joint N.Shetty, J.W. Tang.
8. Gastroenteritis N. Shetty, J.W. Tang.
9. Cardiac and Respiratory Tract infections N. Shetty, J.W.Tang, J. Andrews.
10. Infections of the Central Nervous System N. Shetty, J.W.Tang.
11. Infections of the Genito-urinary System N. Shetty, R.Smith.
PART 3. INFECTIONS IN SPECIAL GROUPS.
12. Obstetric, Congenital and Neonatal Infections N. Shetty,J.W. Tang, J. Andrews.
13. Infections in the immunocompromised host (HIV, solid organtransplant recipients, haematological malignancies) D. Mack, N.Shetty.
14. Health care associated infections N. Shetty.
15. The fever and rash conundrum: rashes of childhood J.W.Tang.
PART 4. INFECTIONS OF GLOBAL IMPACT.
16. Tuberculosis S. Srivastava, N. Shetty.
17. Malaria D. Mack.
18. HIV/AIDS J.W. Tang.
19. Hepatitis J.W. Tang.
20. Influenza J.W. Tang, P.K.S. Chan.
21. Infections in the returning traveler N. Shetty.
PART 5. EMERGING AND RESURGENT INFECTIONS.
22. Viral hemorrhagic fevers J.W. Tang.
23. Emerging infections I (Human monkeypox, Hantaviruses, Nipahvirus, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya) J.W. Tang.
24. Emerging infections II (West Nile virus, Dengue, SevereAcute Respiratory Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus) J.W. Tang,P.K.S. Chan.
25. Diphtheria N. Shetty.
26. Agents of Bioterrorism J.W. Tang .