Medical Microbiology

18th Edition

With STUDENTCONSULT online access

Editors: David Greenwood Richard Slack Michael Barer Will Irving
Paperback ISBN: 9780702040894
eBook ISBN: 9780702056574
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 20th July 2012
Page Count: 794

Description

Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and how they impact on health and wellbeing, most particularly as agents of infection. Infections remain a major global cause of mortality and in most hospitals around one in ten of those admitted will suffer from an infection acquired during their stay. The evolution of microbes presents a massive challenge to modern medicine and public health. The constant changes in viruses such as influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and SARS demand vigilance and insight into the underlying process.

Building on the huge success of previous editions, Medical Microbiology 18/e will inform and inspire a new generation of readers. Now fully revised and updated, initial sections cover the basic biology of microbes, infection and immunity and are followed by a systematic review of infective agents, their associated diseases and their control. A final integrating section addresses the essential principles of diagnosis, treatment and management. An unrivalled collection of international contributors continues to ensure the relevance of the book worldwide and complementary access to the complete online version on Student Consult further enhances the learning experience.

Medical Microbiology is explicitly geared to clinical practice and is an ideal textbook for medical and biomedical students and specialist trainees. It will also prove invaluable to medical laboratory scientists and all other busy professionals who require a clear, current and most trusted guide to this fascinating field.

Table of Contents

Contents

PART 1

MICROBIAL BIOLOGY

 1 Microbiology and medicine

D. Greenwood and M. R. Barer

 2 Morphology and nature of micro-organisms 

M. R. Barer

 3 Classification, identification and typing of micro-organisms 

T. L. Pitt

 4 Bacterial growth, physiology and death 

M. R. Barer

 5 Antimicrobial agents 

D. Greenwood and M. M. Ogilvie

 6 Bacterial genetics 

K. J. Towner

 7 Virus–cell interactions 

M. Norval

PART 2

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

 8 Immunological principles: antigens and antigen recognition 

J. Stewart

 9 Innate and acquired immunity 

J. Stewart

10 Immunity in viral infections 

J. Stewart

11 Parasitic infections: pathogenesis and immunity 

J. Stewart

12 Immunity in bacterial
infections 

J. Stewart

13 Bacterial pathogenicity 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen

14 The natural history of infection 

M. R. Barer

PART 3

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES

15 Staphylococcus 

H. Humphreys

16 Streptococcus and enterococcus 

M. Kilian

17 Coryneform bacteria, listeria and erysipelothrix 

J. McLauchlin and P. Riegel

18 Mycobacterium 

J. M. Grange

19 Environmental mycobacteria 

J. M. Grange

20 Actinomyces, nocardia and tropheryma 

J. M. Grange

21 Bacillus 

H. S. Atkins

22 Clostridium 

T. V. Riley

23 Neisseria and moraxella 

D. A. A. Ala’Aldeen and N. Oldfield

24 Salmonella 

H. Chart

25 Shigella Bacillary dysentery

H. Chart

26 Escherichia 

H. Cha

Details

No. of pages:
794
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702056574
eBook ISBN:
9780702051197
Paperback ISBN:
9780702040894
eBook ISBN:
9780702052200
Paperback ISBN:
9780702040900

About the Editor

David Greenwood

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Antimicrobial Science, University of Nottingham Medical School

Richard Slack

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Division of Microbiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK; Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Nottingham Health Authority; Honorary Consultant, Public Health Laboratory Service, Nottingham, UK

Michael Barer

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Will Irving

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Consultant Virologist