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Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Providing a solid introduction to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. A reader-friendly, "building block" approach to microbiology moves progressively from basic concepts to advanced understanding, guiding you through the systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases.

Book, 1200 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3622-5


  • Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

    1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics

    2. Host-Parasite Interaction

    3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control

    4. Control of Microorganisms

    5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory

    6. Specimen Collection and Processing

    7. Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites

    8. Use of Colonial Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms

    9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria

    10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases

    11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

    12. Antibiotic Mechanisms of Action and Resistance

    13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    Part II Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates

    14. Staphylococci

    15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci

    16. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

    17. Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis

    18. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli

    19. Enterobacteriaceae

    20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacter Species

    21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

    22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance

    23. Spirochetes

    24. Chlamydia and Rickettsia

    25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

    26. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria

    27. Medically Significant Fungi

    28. Diagnostic Parasitology

    29. Clinical Virology

    30. Agents of Bioterror

    31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease

    Part III Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: an Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology

    32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

    33. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning

    35. Infections of the Central Nervous System

    36. Bacteremia and Sepsis

    37. Urinary Tract Infections

    38. Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    39. Infections in Special Populations

    40. Zoonotic Diseases

    41. Ocular Infections


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