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Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This concise introduction to medical microbiology and infection strives to encapsulate the fundamental facts and principles of this rapidly growing and changing subject area. Written by experienced clinicians and teachers, the text covers the basic concepts of medical microbiology, the main human pathogens and the infectious syndromes in an accessible and lucid format. The text provides comprehensive coverage of both the most common and other important but rarer diseases and also features: * A strong focus on the key issues most important for a student to learn * The latest treatments and diagnostic tests, as well as newly discovered organisms * Additional material on hospital infection and streptococcal disease * Highly visual colour presentation and self-assessment cases to enable the student to understand how the knowledge is used in practice Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is a useful introduction and revision aid for medical and allied health students and will provide valuable insight for anyone seeking a comprehensive and concise guide to this subject area.

Author Biography

Stephen Gillespie, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Microbiology at Royal Free Hospital and University College Medical School

Katherine Bamford, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Medical Microbiology at Imperial College Medical School and the Hammersmith Hospital

Table of Contents

Preface to third edition
Preface to first edition
Structure and classification of bacteria
Innate immunity and normal flora
Pathogenicity and pathogenesis of infectious disease
The laboratory investigation of infection
Antibacterial therapy
Antibiotics in clinical use
Resistance to antibacterial agents
Spread and control of infection
Hospital acquired infections
Control of infection in hospital
Emerging infections Bacteriology
Streptococcal infections
Streptococcus pneumoniae and other Gram positive and alpha haemolytic streptococci
Corynebacterium, Listeria and Bacillus
Non-sporing anaerobic infections
Neisseria and Haemophilus
Small Gram-negative cocco-bacilli: Bordetella, Brucella, Francisella, Yersinia and Bartonella
Pathogenicity of Enteric Gram negative bacilli
Enterobacteriaciae clinical syndromes
Vibrio, Campylobacter and Helicobacter
Environmental pathogens: Pseudomonas, Burkholderia and Legionella
Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Rickettsia
Spiral bacteria Virology
Virus structure, classification and antiviral therapy
Herpesvirus I
Herpesvirus II
DNA viruses: adenovirus, parvovirus and poxvirus
Measles, mumps and rubella
Influenza and parainfluenza viruses
Enteroviruses and viruses infecting the gastrointestinal tract
Hepatitis viruses
Tropical, exotic or arboviral infections.Mycology
Yeast infections
Filamentous fungi Parasitology
Intestinal protozoa
Malaria, leishmania and trypanosomiasis
Gut helminths
Tissue helminths.Systematic infection
Congenital and perinatal infections
HIV infections and AIDS
Pyrexia of unknown origin and septicaemia
Endocarditis, myocarditis and pericarditis
Infections of the central nervous system
Respiratory tract infections
Urinary and genital infections
Infection of the bones and joints
Bacterial diarrhoeal disease
Infection in immunocompromised patients
Ocular infection
Infections of the skin and soft tissue
Self assessment cases
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