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Main description:

Infectious diseases constitute a major portion of illnesses worldwide, and microbiology is a main pillar of clinical infectious disease practice. Knowledge of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites is integral to practice in clinical infectious disease.


Practical Medical Microbiology is an invaluable reference for medical microbiology instructors. Drs. Berkowitz and Jerris are experienced teachers in the fields of  infectious diseases and microbiology respectively, and provide expert insight into microorganisms that affect patients, how organisms are related to each other, and how they are isolated and identified in the microbiology laboratory. The text also is designed to provide clinicians the knowledge they need to facilitate communication with the microbiologist in their laboratory.


The text takes a systematic approach to medical microbiology, describing taxonomy of human pathogens and consideration of organisms within specific taxonomic groups. The text tackles main clinical infections caused by different organisms, and supplements these descriptions with clinical case studies, in order to demonstrate the effects of various organisms.


Practical Medical Microbiology is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and researchers studying clinical microbiology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and virology.


Contents:

Preface, ix


Acknowledgments, xi


Section I: Laboratory methods in clinical microbiology 1


1 Introduction 3


2 Microbiology laboratory methods 12


Section II: Prions and viruses 47


3 Prions 49


4 General virology 51


5 DNA viruses (excluding hepatitis B virus) 55


6 RNA viruses (excluding hepatitis viruses, arthropod borne viruses, and bat and rodent excreta viruses) 74


7 Hepatitis viruses 99


8 Arthropod borne viruses (arboviruses), hantaviruses, arenaviruses, and filoviruses 104


Section III: Bacteriology 121


9 Bacteriology 123


10 Gram positive cocci 141


11 Gram negative cocci 162


12 Gram positive rods 168


13 Gram negative rods 178


14 Anaerobic bacteria 205


15 Mycoplasmas, Chlamydiae, Rickettsiae, and Ehrlichiae 217


16 Spirochetes 229


17 Mycobacteria 243


Section IV: Mycology 259


18 Fungi 261


19 Yeasts 268


20 Dimorphic endemic fungi 277


21 Molds 289


Section V: Parasitology 303


22 Parasitology 305


23 Intestinal protozoa 312


24 Tissue and blood protozoa 328


25 Helminths 358


26 Ectoparasites 389


Section VI: Clinical cases 397


27 Cases 399


Section VII: Appendices 431


Appendix 1: Taxonomy of infectious agents infecting humans and lists of infectious agents according to their source 433


Appendix 2: Clinical syndromes and their causative organisms 449


Appendix 3: General references and online resources 455


Index 457


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ISBN-13: 9781119066712
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: February, 2016
Pages: 464

Subcategories: Microbiology