Key Features

  • Hands-on procedures include step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and expected results, helping you achieve more accurate results.
  • Case studies give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of diagnostic scenarios and help improve your decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Genera and Species to be Considered boxes highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
  • Student resources on Evolve enhance your learning with review questions and procedures.
  • Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
  • Detailed, full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts.
  • A glossary of terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology

1. Microbial Taxonomy

2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure

3. Host-Microorganism Interactions

Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology

Section 1: Safety and Specimen Management

4. Laboratory Safety

5. Specimen Management

Section 2: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

6. Role of Microscopy

7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification

8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization

9. Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection

10. Serologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Section 3: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

11. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance

12. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part III: Bacteriology

Section 1: Principles of Identification

13. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies

Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci

14. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms

Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli

16. Bacillus and Similar Organisms

17. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms

Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli

18. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms

Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli

19. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia, and Similar Organisms

Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-P

Details

No. of pages:
1056
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323083300
Electronic ISBN:
9780323083287