Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2022-05-02
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Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise, simple approach and excellent illustrations.

Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text.

Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.

Everything you need to know about Microbiology and Infection... at a Glance!

In the newly revised and expanded fifth edition of Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance, distinguished authors Stephen H. Gillespie and Kathleen B. Bamford deliver a concise and popular introduction to medical microbiology that encapsulates foundational facts and principles in this rapidly growing and evolving subject area.

Fully revised and updated to include brand new research, the authors have added several new chapters on subjects including sepsis, infections disease eradication, the ‘normal’ flora in health and disease, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, antifungal therapy, bioterrorism, and high consequence infections. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:

  • A thorough introduction to fundamental concepts in medical microbiology, including pathogen classification, innate and acquired immunity, and flora in health and disease
  • Infection control, antibiotic resistance, and new and emerging infections and their control
  • An exploration of bacteriology, including Staphylococcal, streptococcal infection, Gram-positive cocci and the alpha-haemolytic streptococci, TB, and leprosy
  • A practical discussion of virology, including virus structure and classification, herpes viruses, DNA viruses, measles, mumps, rubella, and influenza
  • A concise description of mycology and parasitology
  • The impact of infection on all of the body systems

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is perfect for undergraduates studying medicine and medical science, as well as Foundation Programme doctors and interns looking for a rapid update in infection practice in microbiology. This concise but comprehensive book will also earn a place on the shelves of those training in allied health professions, notably nursing and laboratory science, and general microbiology students.

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Author Biography

Stephen H. Gillespie is Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of St. Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom. 

Kathleen Bamford is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist at The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, United Kingdom. 

Table of Contents


Part 1 Concepts

1 Microbial pathogens, classification and concepts

2 Innate and acquired immunity

3 The ‘normal’ flora in health and disease,

4 Pathogenicity and pathogenesis of infectious disease

5 Making a microbiological diagnosis of infection

6 Antimicrobial therapy – principles and concepts

7 Antibacterial agents – pharmacology and modes of action

8 Antimicrobial use and stewardship

9 Emergence and detection of resistance

10 Sources and transmission of infection

11 Principles of infection control

12 Infection in the healthcare environment

13 Immunization

14 Emerging infections

15 High consequence infectious diseases and bioterrorism preparedness

Part 2 Bacteriology

16 Staphylococcus

17 Haemolytic Streptococcal infections

18 Other Gram-positive cocci and the alpha-haemolytic streptococci

19 Streptococcus pneumoniae

20 Listeria, Bacillus, non-diphtheria Corynebacterium

21 Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

22 Mycobacterium tuberculosis

23 Non tuberculous mycobacteria and leprosy

24 Clostridium

25 Non-sporing anaerobic infections

26 Neisseria and Moraxella

27 Small Gram-negative coccobacilli: Haemophilus, Brucella, Francisella, Yersinia and Bartonella

28 Pathogenicity of enteric Gram-negative bacteria

29 Enterobacteriaceae clinical syndromes

30 Vibrio, Campylobacter and Helicobacter

31 Environmental pathogens: Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, Legionella and Acinetobacter

32 Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Rickettsia

33 Spiral bacteria

Part 3 Virology

34 Virus structure and classification

35 Antiviral therapy

36 Herpesviruses I

37 Herpesviruses II

38 DNA viruses: adenovirus, parvovirus and poxvirus

39 Measles, mumps and rubella

40 Influenza viruses

41 Parainfluenza and other respiratory viruses

42 Enterovirus and viruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract

43 Hepatitis viruses

44 Tropical, exotic or arbovirus infections

Part 4 Mycology

45 Yeast infections

46 Filamentous fungi

47 Antifungal drugs and anti-fungal therapy

Part 5 Parasitology

48 Intestinal protozoa

49 Malaria, leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis

50 Intestinal helminths

51 Tissue helminths

Part 6 Systemic infection

52 Congenital and perinatal infections

53 HIV infection and AIDS

54 Pyrexia of unknown origin and puerperal sepsis

55 Sepsis

56 Endocarditis, myocarditis and pericarditis

57 Infections of the central nervous system

58 Acute Respiratory tract infections

59 Chronic infections of the lung and Hospital acquired pneumonia

60 Urinary and genital infections

61 Infections of the bones and joints

62 Bacterial diarrhoeal disease

63 Zoonoses

64 Infections in immunocompromised patients

65 Ocular infections

66 Infections of the skin and soft tissue


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