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Notes on Medical Microbiology : Including Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
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This completely rewritten, revised, and updated new edition provides an indispensable introduction to medical microbiology for students, trainee doctors and laboratory workers. Its contents cover advances in molecular microbiology especially for diagnostic techniques and include such topical subjects as MRSA, C. difficile, avian influenza and vCJD. The text is illustrated throughout with 130 illustrations most in full colour.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introduction to medical microbiologyp. 1
Bacteria - structure, taxonomy, nutrition, growth and geneticsp. 13
Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial diseasesp. 27
Gram-positive bacteria including mycobacteriap. 37
Gram-negative bacteriap. 66
Antibacterial therapyp. 104
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial diseases of the respiratory tractp. 129
Bacterial diseases acquired through the gastrointestinal tractp. 153
Enteric feverp. 178
Urinary tract infectionsp. 182
Bacterial meningitisp. 190
Skin, soft tissue and wound infections, abscesses, sepsisp. 200
Infective endocarditisp. 220
Sexually transmitted diseasesp. 227
Mycobacterial diseases including tuberculosis and leprosyp. 241
Bone and joint infections: osteomyelitis and arthritisp. 251
Non-arthropod-borne bacterial zoonosesp. 257
Arthropod-borne bacterial diseasesp. 272
Viruses - general properties, taxonomy, replication and geneticsp. 283
Laboratory diagnosis of viral diseasesp. 306
Antiviral therapyp. 315
Viral Diseases
Viral diseases of the respiratory tractp. 329
Viral gastroenteritisp. 341
Viral hepatitisp. 348
Viral neurological diseasesp. 360
Enteroviral diseasesp. 365
Viral exanthemata and other 'childhood diseases'p. 371
Herpesvirus diseasesp. 380
Papilloma- and polyomavirus infections and diseasep. 395
Retroviral diseasesp. 400
Non-arthropod-borne viral zoonoses and poxvirus diseasesp. 410
Arthropod-borne viral diseasesp. 423
Prion Diseases
Prion diseases - transmissible spongiform encephalopathiesp. 433
Medical Mycology
Diseases due to fungip. 441
Medical Parasitology
Diseases due to parasitesp. 463
Prevention Of Microbial Disease
Sterilization and disinfectionp. 489
Healthcare-associated infectionp. 494
Immunizationp. 501
Infections In Specialized Settings
Infections of the eyep. 521
Pyrexia of unknown originp. 529
Infection in the immunocompromisedp. 534
Infection and pregnancyp. 540
Recommended readingp. 558
Indexp. 559
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