Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Investigation and Control

19th Edition - January 13, 2018

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  • Editors: Michael Barer, W L Irving
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702072000
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702071980

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Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and their impact on health and wellbeing. In spite of the introduction of many antimicrobial agents and immunisations, we continue to face major challenges in combatting infection, not least the gathering crisis in antimicrobial resistance. Now in a fully revised and updated 19th edition, Medical Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of infection from the microbial perspective, combining a clear introduction to key principles with a focus explicitly geared to modern clinical practice. It provides ideal coverage for medical and biomedical students – with ‘Key Points’ boxes throughout to highlight the essentials – and sufficient detail to also inform specialists in training. Building on the success of previous editions, updates in Medical Microbiology 19e include: New and expanded coverage of hot topics and emerging areas important to clinical practice, including: Genomics The Human Microbiome Direct acting antiviral agents for the treatment of HCV infection Molecular methods in diagnostic microbiology Antibiotic Stewardship A new and improved downloadable eBook (from studentconsult) – for anytime access to the complete contents plus BONUS interactive learning materials: Clinical cases - to introduce how patients with infections present and help relate key principles to practice MCQs for each chapter - to check understanding and aid exam preparation

Table of Contents


    Section 1: Microbial Biology

    1. Microbiology and Medicine

    2. Morphology and Nature of Micro-Organisms

    3. Bacterial Identification and Systematics (Classification, Identification and Typing of Micro-organisms)

    4. Bacterial Growth, Physiology and Death

    5. Antimicrobial Agents and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

    6. Bacterial Genetics

    7. Virus–Cell Interactions

    Section 2: Infection and Immunity

    8. Innate and Adaptive Immunity

    9. Immunity In Infection

    10. Bacterial Pathogenicity

    11. The Human Microbiome and the Natural History of Infection

    Section 3: Bacterial Pathogens and Associated Diseases

    12. Staphylococcus

    13. Streptococcus and Enterococcus

    14. Coryneform Bacteria, Listeria and Erysipelothrix

    15. Bacillus

    16. Shigella and Escherichia

    17. Salmonella

    18. Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Proteus and Other Enterobacteria

    19. Yersinia

    20. Campylobacter and Helicobacter

    21. Vibrio

    22. Pseudomonads and Non-Fermenters

    23. Haemophilus

    24. Bordetella

    25. Legionella

    26. Neisseria and Moraxella

    27. Mycobacterium

    28. Other Actinobacteria

    29. Clostridium

    30. Non-Sporing Anaerobes

    31. Brucella, Bartonella and Streptobacillus

    32. Treponema And Borrelia

    33. Leptospira: Leptospirosis; Weil's Disease

    34. Chlamydia

    35. Mycoplasmas

    36. Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma and Coxiella

    Section 4: Viral Pathogens and Associated Diseases

    37. Adenoviruses

    38. Herpesviruses

    39. Poxviruses

    40. Papillomaviruses

    41. Polyomaviruses

    42. Hepadnaviruses

    43. Parvoviruses

    44. Picornaviruses

    45. Orthomyxoviruses

    46. Paramyxoviruses

    47. Arboviruses – Alphaviruses, Flaviviruses and Bunyaviruses

    48. Hepaciviruses

    49. Hepeviruses

    50. Arenaviruses and Filoviruses

    51. Reoviruses

    52. Retroviruses

    53. Caliciviruses and Astroviruses

    54. Coronaviruses

    55. Rhabdoviruses

    56. Togaviruses

    57. Prion Diseases

    Section 5: Fungal Pathogens, Parasitic Infections and Medical Entomology

    58. Fungi

    59. Protozoa

    60. Helminths

    61. Arthropods

    Section 6: Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Infection

    62. Infective Syndromes

    63. Diagnostic Procedures

    64. Molecular Methods in Diagnostic Microbiology

    65. Management of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    66. Epidemiology and Control of Community Infections

    67. Hospital Infection

    68. Immunization


Product details

  • No. of pages: 760
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: January 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702072000
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702071980

About the Editors

Michael Barer

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Microbiology Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester Medical School, Leicester, United Kingdom

W L Irving

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Consultant Virologist

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