ISBN-10:
1405135433
ISBN-13:
9781405135436
Pub. Date:
05/18/2009
Publisher:
Wiley
Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies / Edition 1

Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781405135436
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/18/2009
Pages: 664
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Nandini Shetty is an MD, FRCPath, MSc (Epidemiology andStatistics). She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Freeand University College London Medical School and she is uniquelywell-qualified for authorship of this book as she has hadexperience teaching infectious disease from all three perspectives,basic science, public health and medical. Her clinical activitiesinclude the diagnosis and management of community and hospitalacquired infection at the University College London Group ofHospitals. As a member of the faculty of the Health ProtectionAgency she has an important role in managing the Public Healthaspects of Communicable Disease in the UK.


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.

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Table of Contents

PART 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 .

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