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Table of Contents
|Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology|
|The Adversaries - Microbes|
|Microbes as parasites|
|The helminths and arthropods|
|The host-parasite relationship|
|The Adversaries - Host Diseases|
|The innate defenses of the body|
|Adaptive responses provide a 'quantum leap' in effective defense|
|The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses|
|Background to the infectious diseases|
|Entry, exit and transmission|
|Immune defenses in action|
|Spread and replication|
|Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections|
|Pathologic consequences of infection|
|Clinical Manifestation And Diagnosis Of Infections By Body System|
|Upper respiratory tract infections|
|Lower respiratory tract infections|
|Urinary tract infections|
|Sexually transmitted infections|
|Gastrointestinal tract infections|
|Obstetric and perinatal infections|
|Central nervous system infections|
|Infections of the eye|
|Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems|
|Fever of unknown origin|
|Infections in the compromised host|
|Diagnosis And Control|
|Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms|
|Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases|
|Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy|
|Protecting the host: vaccination|
|Passive and non-specific immunotherapy|
|Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection|
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