Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

9th Edition - March 10, 2020

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  • Authors: Patrick Murray, Ken Rosenthal, Michael Pfaller
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323673228
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323674508

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The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology―effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.

Table of Contents



    1              Introduction to Medical Microbiology KEN

    2              Human Microbiome in Health and Disease PAT

    3              Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis PAT


    General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis

    4              Microscopy and In Vitro Culture PAT

    5              Molecular Diagnosis  KEN

    6              Serologic Diagnosis KEN


    Basic Concepts in the Immune Response – ALL CHAPTERS KEN

    7              Elements of Host Protective Responses

    8              Innate Host Responses

    9              Antigen-Specific Immune Responses

    10           Immune Responses to Infectious Agents

    11           Antimicrobial Vaccines



    12           Bacterial Classification, Structure, and Replication KEN

    13           Bacterial Metabolism and Genetics KEN

    14           Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis KEN

    15           Role of Bacteria in Disease PAT

    16           Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases PAt

    17           Antibacterial Agents PAT - 35

    18           Staphylococcus and Related Gram-Positive Cocci

    19           Streptococcus and Enterococcus

    20           Bacillus 

    21           Listeria and Related Gram-Positive Bacteria

    22           Mycobacterium and Related Acid-Fast Bacteria

    23           Neisseria and Related Genera

    24           Haemophilus and Related Bacteria

    25           Enterobacteriaceae

    26           Vibrio and Related Bacteria

    27           Pseudomonas and Related Bacteria

    28           Campylobacter and Helicobacter 

    29           Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods

    30           Clostridium

    31           Non–Spore-Forming Anaerobic Bacteria

    32           Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira

    33           Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

    34           Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Related Bacteria

    35           Chlamydia and Chlamydophila


    Virology – ALL KEN

    36           Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication

    37           Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis

    38           Role of Viruses in Disease

    39           Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

    40           Antiviral Agents and Infection Control

    41           Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses

    42           Adenoviruses

    43           Human Herpesviruses

    44           Poxviruses

    45           Parvoviruses

    46           Picornaviruses

    47           Coronaviruses and Noroviruses

    48           Paramyxoviruses

    49           Orthomyxoviruses

    50           Rhabdoviruses, Filoviruses, and Bornaviruses

    51           Reoviruses

    52           Togaviruses and Flaviviruses

    53           Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae

    54           Retroviruses

    55           Hepatitis Viruses

    56           Prion Diseases



    57           Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication

    58           Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease – add section on mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses

    59           Role of Fungi in Disease

    60           Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Disease

    61           Antifungal Agents

    62           Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses

    63           Subcutaneous Mycoses

    64           Systemic Mycoses Caused by Dimorphic Fungi

    65           Opportunistic Mycoses

    66           Fungal and Fungal-Like Infections of Unusual or Uncertain Etiology



    67           Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication

    68           Pathogenesis of Parasitic Diseases

    69           Role of Parasites in Disease

    70           Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

    71           Antiparasitic Agents

    72           Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa

    73           Blood and Tissue Protozoa

    74           Nematodes

    75           Trematodes

    76           Cestodes

    77           Arthropods



Product details

  • No. of pages: 872
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: March 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323673228
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323674508

About the Authors

Patrick Murray

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Worldwide Director, Scientific Affairs, BD Diagnostics, Sparks; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; VP, IDS Medical Affairs, Microbiology, BD Life Sciences

Ken Rosenthal

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Immunology, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Athens, GA.; Emeritus Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Michael Pfaller

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical Officer, T2 Biosystems, Lexington, Massachusetts, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Medicine and College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa

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