Mims

Mims' Medical Microbiology

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Mims’ Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims’ Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.

Audience

Med students in med micro and immunology courses

Paperback, 580 Pages

Published: August 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-8089-2440-1

Contents

  • Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology

    SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - MICROBES

    1. Microbes as parasites

    2. The bacteria

    3. The viruses

    4. The fungi

    5. The protozoa

    6. The helminths and arthropods

    7. Prions

    8. The host-parasite relationship

    SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES - HOST DISEASES

    9. The innate defenses of the body

    10. Adaptive responses provide a ‘quantum leap’ in effective defense

    11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses

    SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS

    12. Background to the infectious diseases

    13. Entry, exit and transmission

    14. Immune defenses in action

    15. Spread and replication

    16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

    17. Pathologic consequences of infection

    SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM

    18. Upper respiratory tract infections

    19. Lower respiratory tract infections

    20. Urinary tract infections

    21. Sexually transmitted infections

    22. Gastrointestinal tract infections

    23. Obstetric and perinatal infections

    24. Central nervous system infections

    25. Infections of the eye

    26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

    27. Vector-borne infections

    28. Multisystem zoonoses

    29. Fever of unknown origin

    30. Infections in the compromised host

    SECTION 5 - DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL

    31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms

    32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

    33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

    34. Protecting the host: vaccination

    35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy

    36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection

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