An overview of microbiology and infection for medical, biomedical science and nursing students. It includes information on topics of contemporary concern. It features case studies with clinical photographs.
"It would be an excellent book for an undergraduate class on microbiology ... the subject of each chapter ... is illustrated and discussed in no more than two pages..." Doodys Book Reviews
Stephen Gillespie, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Microbiology at Royal Free Hospital and University College Medical School Kathleen Bamford, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Medical Microbiology at Imperial College Medical School and the Hammersmith Hospital
Preface to third edition.Preface to first edition.Concepts.Chapter 1 Structure and classification of bacteria.Chapter 2 Innate immunity and normal flora.Chapter 3 Pathogenicity and pathogenesis of infectious disease.Chapter 4 The laboratory investigation of infection.Chapter 5 Antibacterial therapy.Chapter 6 Antibiotics in clinical use.Chapter 7 Resistance to antibacterial agents.Chapter 8 Spread and control of infection.Chapter 9 Hospital acquired infections.Chapter 10 Control of infection in hospital.Chapter 11 Vaccination.Chapter 12 Emerging infections.Bacteriology.Chapter 13 Staphylococcus.Chapter 14 Streptococcal infections.Chapter 15 Streptococcus pneumoniae and other Gram positive and alpha haemolytic streptococci.Chapter 16 Corynebacterium, Listeria and Bacillus.Chapter 17 Mycobacteria.Chapter 18 Clostridium.Chapter 19 Non-sporing anaerobic infections.Chapter 20 Neisseria and Haemophilus.Chapter 21 Small Gram-negative cocco-bacilli: Bordetella, Brucella, Francisella, Yersinia and Bartonella.Chapter 22 Pathogenicity of Enteric Gram negative bacilli.Chapter 23 Enterobacteriaciae clinical syndromes.Chapter 24 Vibrio, Campylobacter and Helicobacter.Chapter 25 Environmental pathogens: Pseudomonas, Burkholderia and Legionella.Chapter 26 Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Rickettsia.Chapter 27 Spiral bacteria.Virology.Chapter 28 Virus structure, classification and antiviral therapy.Chapter 29 Herpesvirus I.Chapter 30 Herpesvirus II.Chapter 31 DNA viruses: adenovirus, parvovirus and poxvirus.Chapter 32 Measles, mumps and rubella.Chapter 33 Influenza and parainfluenza viruses.Chapter 34 Enteroviruses and viruses infecting the gastrointestinal tract.Chapter 35 Hepatitis viruses.Chapter 36 Tropical, exotic or arboviral infections.Mycology.Chapter 37 Yeast infections.Chapter 38 Filamentous fungi.Parasitology.Chapter 39 Intestinal protozoa.Chapter 40 Malaria, leishmania and trypanosomiasis.Chapter 41 Gut helminths.Chapter 42 Tissue helminths.Systematic infection.Chapter 43 Congenital and perinatal infections.Chapter 44 HIV infections and AIDS.Chapter 45 Pyrexia of unknown origin and septicaemia.Chapter 46 Endocarditis, myocarditis and pericarditis.Chapter 47 Infections of the central nervous system.Chapter 48 Respiratory tract infections.Chapter 49 Urinary and genital infections.Chapter 50 Infection of the bones and joints.Chapter 51 Bacterial diarrhoeal disease.Chapter 52 Zoonoses.Chapter 53 Infection in immunocompromised patients.Chapter 54 Ocular infection.Chapter 55 Infections of the skin and soft tissue.Self assessment cases.Index