Medical Microbiology

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  • Edition: 18th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-23
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Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and how they impact on health and wellbeing, most particularly as agents of infection. Infections remain a major global cause of mortality and in most hospitals around one in ten of those admitted will suffer from an infection acquired during their stay. The evolution of microbes presents a massive challenge to modern medicine and public health. The constant changes in viruses such as influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and SARS demand vigilance and insight into the underlying process. Building on the huge success of previous editions, Medical Microbiology 18/e will inform and inspire a new generation of readers. Now fully revised and updated, initial sections cover the basic biology of microbes, infection and immunity and are followed by a systematic review of infective agents, their associated diseases and their control. A final integrating section addresses the essential principles of diagnosis, treatment and management. An unrivalled collection of international contributors continues to ensure the relevance of the book worldwide and complementary access to the complete online version on Student Consult further enhances the learning experience. Medical Microbiology is explicitly geared to clinical practice and is an ideal textbook for medical and biomedical students and specialist trainees. It will also prove invaluable to medical laboratory scientists and all other busy professionals who require a clear, current and most trusted guide to this fascinating field.

Table of Contents

Microbial Biology
Microbiology and medicine
Morphology and nature of micro-organisms
Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms
Bacterial growth, physiology and death
Antimicrobial agents
Bacterial genetics
Virus-cell interactions
Infection and Immunity
Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition
Innate and acquired immunity
Immunity in viral infections
Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity
Immunity in bacterial infections
Bacterial pathogenicity
The natural history of infection
Bacterial Pathogens And Associated Diseases
Streptococcus and enterococcus
Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix
Environmental mycobacteria
Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma
Neisseria and moraxella
Shigella Bacillary dysentery
Klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus and other enterobacteria
Pseudomonads and non-fermenters
Campylobacter and helicobacter
Vibrio, mobiluncus, gardnerella and spirillum
Legionella Legionnaires' disease; Pontiac fever
Brucella, bartonella and streptobacillus
Yersinia, pasteurella and francisella
Non-sporing anaerobes
Treponema and borrelia
LeptospiraLeptospirosis; Weil's disease
Chlamydia Genital and ocular infections; infertility; atypical pneumonia
Rickettsia, orientia, ehrlichia, anaplasma and coxiella
Mycoplasmas Atypical pneumonia; genital tract infection
Viral Pathogens and Associated Diseases
Adenoviruses Respiratory disease; conjunctivitis; gut infections
Papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses
Hepadnaviruses Hepatitis B infection; deltavirus infection
Parvoviruses B19 infection; erythema infectiosum
Orthomyxoviruses Influenza
Paramyxoviruses Respiratory infections; mumps; measles; Hendra/Nipah disease
Arboviruses: alphaviruses, flaviviruses and bunyaviruses
Togavirus and hepacivirus Rubella; hepatitis C and E viruses
Arenaviruses and filoviruses
Reoviruses Gastro-enteritis
Retroviruses Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; lymphoma
Caliciviruses and astroviruses Diarrhoeal disease
Coronaviruses Upper respiratory tract disease
Rhabdoviruses Rabies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases)
Fungal Pathogens, Parasitic Infections and Medical Entomology
Fungi Superficial, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses
Protozoa Malaria; toxoplasmosis; cryptosporidiosis; amoebiasis; trypanosomiasis; leishmaniasis; giardiasis; trichomoniasis
Helminths Intestinal worm infections; filariasis; schistosomiasis; hydatid disease
Arthropods Arthropod-borne diseases; ectoparasitic infections; allergy
Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Infection
Infective syndromes
Diagnostic procedures
Strategy of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Epidemiology and control of community infections
Hospital infection
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