Actinomycosis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780723603115, 9781483193342


2nd Edition

Authors: Marcell Bronner Max Bronner
eBook ISBN: 9781483193342
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 376
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Actinomycosis, Second Edition covers a comprehensive survey of actinomycosis in existence. The book starts by describing the etiology, microscopical appearance, production of odor, epidemiology and pathogenesis, direction of peripheral spreading, differential and clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of antinomycosis. The book then discusses cytology and morphology, distribution, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of aerobic actinomycetes. Saprophytism; parasitism; the classification and morphology of leptotrichia; chief bacteria and cocci in the mouth; and Actinomyces odontolyticus, a new species of antinomycete regularly isolated from deep carious dentine, are also looked into. The book further tackles the discovery of antibiotics and the role of antibiotics in the treatment of actinomycosis. The text also describes the nature and properties, group divisions, mode of action, investigations of sensitivities, methods of administration, and the side effects and toxic effects of penicillin. Antibiotic production in soil; problems of generic nomenclature; relation of actinomycetes to bacteria and fungi; and the classification systems of actinomycetes are also considered. Dental and medical professionals will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition Introduction to the First Edition I. Actinomycosis Aetiology and Historical Background Microscopical Appearance Production of Odor Epidemiology and Pathogenesis Direction of Peripheral Spreading Differential Diagnosis Clinical Diagnosis Prognosis Treatment II. Aerobic Actinomycetes (Nocardia, Streptomyces) Nocardia Introduction Cytology and Morphology Distribution Pathogenesis Diagnosis and Treatment Streptomyces Statistics III. Animal Mycoses and Other Infectious Diseases Saprophytism and Parasitism, the Causation of Animal Diseases Differentiation of Actinomycotic Granulomas in Animals Critical Investigations of Actinomycosis in Pigs IV. Leptotrichia Introduction Aetiology Classification of Fungi Classification and Morphology of the Low Fungi Lactobacilli Introduction Lactic Acid Fermentation Culture Media V. Chief Bacteria and Cocci in the Mouth Infectious Diseases of Known Aetiology Infectious Diseases of Unknown or Doubtful Aetiology VI. Actinomyces Odontolyticus, A New Species of Actinomycete Regularly Isolated from Deep Carious Dentine Materials and Methods Observations Discussion Summary VII. Discovery of Antibiotics Historical Background Chemotherapy and Antibiotic Therapy, Side-effects of Antibiotics Outlook VIII. Penicillin Discovery Nature and Properties, Group Divisions Mode of Action, Investigations of Sensitivities Classified Micro-organisms Methods of Administration Side-effects Toxic Effects IX. Microbial Antagonisms and Production of Antibiotics Definition of an Antibiotic Antibiotic Production in Soil X. The Genus Actinomyces Classification of the Genus Actinomyces Description of Speci


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