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Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 6

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology / Edition 6

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Completely updated and in full color, this 3rd edition covers all the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. A logical building-block approach supplies what students need to know in an easy-to-use, memorable format. Material is presented in a progressive manner, from basic principles and concepts to systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases, promoting greater understanding and the development of problem-solving skills. Part I of the text explains basic principles and concepts, setting up a firm foundation in microbiology. Building on these basics, Part II highlights methods for the identification of significant isolates. Part III uses an organ system approach to discuss the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases — with a focus on the most medically significant and commonly encountered diseases.

• More than 800 full-color illustrations.
• Hands-on procedures describe laboratory techniques.
• A case study begins each chapter with a related, real-life situation.
• All chapters make learning easier with features such as outlines, objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, points to remember, and learning assessment questions.

• Five new chapters:

• The Laboratory Role in Infection Control
• Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria
• Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases
• Agents of Bioterror
• Biofilms: Architects of Disease

• Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing chapter has been expanded to include emerging microbial resistance and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and applications.
• Issues to Consider encourages critical thinking and analysis of featured case studies.
• Glossary of terms serves as a quick reference.
• New co-editor, Don Lehman, brings years of educational experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323482189
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 04/16/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1096
Sales rank: 240,699
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics

2. Host-Pathogen Interaction

3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control NEW!

4. Control of Microorganisms

5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory

6. Specimen Collection and Processing

7. Microscopic Examination of Infected Materials

8. Use of Colonial Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms

9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria NEW!

10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases NEW!

11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

12. Antibiotic Mechanisms of Action and Resistance

13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part II Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates

14. Staphylococci

15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci

16. Corynebacterium and Other Nonspore-Forming Gram-Positive Rods

17. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

18. Neisseria Species and Moraxella Catarrhalis

19. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli

20. Enterobacteriacae

21. Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacer Species

22. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

23. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance

24. The Spirochetes

25. Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma

26. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

27. Medically Significant Fungi

28. Diagnostic Parasitology

29. Clinical Virology

30. Agents of Bioterror NEW!

31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease NEW!

Part III Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: an Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology

32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

33. Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning

35. Infections of the Central Nervous System

36. Bacteremia and Sepsis

37. Urinary Tract Infections

38. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

39. Infections in Special Patient Populations

40. Zoonotic and Rickettsial Diseases

41. Ocular Infections


A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media

B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains

C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions



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