Key Features

  • Common infectious diseases are emphasized
  • Treatment options are clearly detailed, including advantages and disadvantages of various regimens
  • Useful background information is presented for every infection such as origin of the name, mode of transmission, typical hosts, geographic location, seasonal patterns, and associated clinical syndromes

Table of Contents

I. THE APPROACH TO THE INFECTIONS
1. Clinical Use of the Microbiology Laboratory
2. Taxonomy for the Nomenclature Challenged
3. The Right Questions: The History and Infectious Diseases
4. Clues from the Physical Examination

II. MAJOR SYNDROMES
5. Fever and Fever of Unknown Origin: The "Who Dunnit" of Infectious Disease
6. Sepsis in Adults
7. Abscesses and Anaerobic Infections
8. Ulceroglandular Infections
9. Tick-borne Diseases
10. Bite Wound Infections
11. Nosocomial Infections
12. Does Age Make a Difference? Infections and the Elderly

III. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
13. Primary Immunodeficiencies
14. Natural History of HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, and Preventive Care
15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Common HIV-related Complications
16. Rheumatic Syndromes Associated with HIV Infection
17. Infections after Chemotherapy
18. Posttransplant Infections

IV. ANTIBIOTICS
19. Choice of Antibiotics for Prophylaxis and Therapy
20. Antiinfective Therapy

V. BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
21. Clinical Considerations in Gram-positive Infections
22. Clinical Considerations in Gram-negative Infections

VI. MYCOBACTERIAL INFECTIONS
23. Tuberculosis: The White Plague Revisited
24. Mycobacteria Other than Tuberculosis

VII. FUNGAL INFECTIONS
25. Candidiasis
26. Coccidioidomycosis
27. Histoplasmosis
28. North American Blastomycosis
29. Sporotrichosis

VIII. PARASITIC INFECTIONS
30. Important Parasitic Infections in the United States

IX. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
31. Urethritis
32. Management of Syphilis
33. Clinical Considerations in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
34. Genital Warts and Blisters: Friends for Life
35. Infectious Vaginitis

X. BONE AND JOINT INFECTIONS
36. Bone and Periarticular Infections
37. Infections of Nonvascular Implanted Devices
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Details

No. of pages:
471
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Hanley & Belfus
Print ISBN:
9781560535430