Notes on Medical Microbiology

2nd Edition

Including Virology, Mycology and Parasitology

Authors:

  • Katherine Ward
  • A. McCartney
  • Bishan Thakker
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to medical microbiology.
    Bacteria:
    Bacteria – structure, taxonomy, nutrition, growth and genetics. Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial diseases. Gram-positive bacteria including mycobacteria. Gram-negative bacteria. Antibacterial therapy.
    Bacterial diseases:
    Bacterial infections of the respiratory tract. Bacterial diseases acquired through the gastrointestinal tract. Enteric fever. Urinary tract infections. Bacterial meningitis. Skin, soft tissue and wound infections, abscesses, sepsis. Infective endocarditis. Sexually transmitted diseases. Mycobacterial diseases including tuberculosis and leprosy. Bone and joint infections: osteomyelitis and arthritis. Non-arthropod-borne bacterial zoonoses. Arthropod-borne bacterial diseases.
    Viruses:
    Viruses: general properties, taxonomy, replication and genetics. Laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases. Antiviral therapy
    Viral diseases:
    Viral diseases of the respiratory tract. Viral gastroenteritis. Viral hepatitis. Viral neurological diseases. Enteroviral diseases. Viral exanthemata and other 'childhood diseases'. Herpesvirus diseases. Papilloma and polyomavirus infections and disease. Retroviral diseases. Non-arthropod-borne viral zoonoses and poxvirus diseases. Arthropod-borne viral diseases.
    Prion diseases:
    Prion diseases: transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
    Medical mycology:
    Diseases due to fungi.
    Medical parisitology:
    Diseases due to parasites.
    Prevention of microbial disease:
    Sterilization and disinfection. Healthcare-associated infection. Immunization.
    Infections in specialized settings:
    Infections of the eye. Pyrexia of unknown origin. Infection in the immunocopromised. Infection and pregnancy.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    608
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443102844
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702050879