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Clinical Microbiology

An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals

This book provides clear and concise information about microorganisms, how they cause infection, and how they can be treated. The many illustrations throughout the text help make the information more accessible, and the comprehensive referencing used will enable further in-depth study, if required, by the reader.

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: September 2000

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2316-3

Contents

  • The history of microbiology. Micro-organisms and their properties. The epidemiology of infection.The immune response. Antimicrobial chemotherapy. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation. The microbiology laboratory. A guide to pathogenic bacteria. A Guide to viruses. A guide to fungi, protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites. Infection associated with health care: the infection control programme.The principles of infection prevention and control. Important nosocomial infections: pathogenesis and prevention.The management of infectious patients (isolation nursing)

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