Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-23
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Now fully supported by a companion website containing further self-assessment cases, color slides and PowerPoint summaries, Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance provides a useful revision aid for medical and allied health students and will provide a valuable insight for anyone seeking a comprehensive and concise guide to this subject area.

Author Biography

Stephen H. Gillespie is the Sir James Black Professor of Medicine at The Medical School, University of St Andrews

Kathleen B. Bamford is Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Visiting Professor at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial Colleage London, and Hammersmith Hospital, London

Table of Contents

Preface to fourth edition,
Preface to first edition, Concepts
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,
Sources and transmission of infection
Principles of infection control,
Infection in the hospital environment,
Emerging infections, Bacteriology
Streptococcal infections,
Streptococcus pneumoniae, other Gram-positive cocci and the a-haemolytic streptococci,
Listeria, Bacillus Corynebacterium, and environmental mycobacteria
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
Pathogenic mycobacteria,
Non-sporing anaerobic infections,
Neisseria, and Moraxella,
Small Gram-negative coccobacilli: Haemophilus, Brucella, Francisella, Yersinia and Bartonella,
Pathogenicity of enteric Gram-negative bacteria,
Enterobacteriaceae 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,
Herpesviruses I,
Herpesviruses II,
DNA viruses: adenovirus, parvovirus and poxvirus,
Measles, mumps and rubella,
Influenza viruses,
Parainfluenza and other respiratory viruses
Enterovirus and viruses infecting the gastrointestinal tract,
Hepatitis viruses,
Tropical, exotic or arbovirus infections, Mycology
Yeast infections,
Filamentous fungi, Parasitology
Intestinal protozoa,
Malaria, leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis,
Gut helminths,
Tissue helminths, Systemic infection
Congenital and perinatal infections,
HIV infection 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,
Infections of the bones and joints,
Bacterial diarrhoeal disease,
Infections in immunocompromised patients,
Ocular infections,
Infections of the skin and soft tissue
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