- A respected author team consists of three well-respected clinical microbiologists, each of whom has experience both in the classroom and the clinical laboratory.
- Genera and Species to be Considered highlight all of the organisms to be discussed in each chapter, including the current name of the species as well as any previous names.
- Detailed hands-on procedures make the content more interesting and relevant by describing exactly what takes place in the micro lab.
- Convenient, easy-to-read tables summarize key information.
- A glossary of all of the terms is found at the back of the book for quick reference.
- Three NEW chapters:
- General Considerations and Applications of Information Provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III explains explains the criteria for organism inclusion and how it should be used.
- Bacterial Identification Flow Charts and Schemes: A Guide to Part III includes gram reaction, shape, arrangement, atmosphere preferred, oxidase and catalase reactions, among other decision points for various pathogens, creating a visual method of identifying and cross referencing organisms.
- Sentinel Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism
- A NEW section on clinical laboratory management
- More case studies help to develop critical thinking skills, with answers in an appendix.
- More photos of the major organisms have been included to help in identifying different organisms.
Part I: Basic Medical Microbiology
1. Microbial Taxonomy
2. Bacterial Genetics, Metabolism, and Structure
3. Host-Microorganism Interactions
Part II: General Principles in Clinical Microbiology
Section I: Safety & Specimen Management
4. Laboratory Safety
5. Specimen Management
Section II: Approaches to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
6. Role of Microscopy
7. Traditional Cultivation and Identification
8. Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods For Microbial Identification And Characterization
9. Immunochemical Methods Used for Organism Detection
10. Serologic Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Section III: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity
11. Principles of Antimicrobial Action & Resistance
12. Laboratory Methods and Strategies for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Part III: Bacteriology
Section 1: Principles of Identification
13. Overview of Bacterial Identification Methods and Strategies
14. General Considerations and Applications of Information Provided in Bacterial Sections of Part III NEW!
15. Bacterial Identification Flow Charts and Schemes: A Guide to Part III NEW!
Section 2: Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Cocci
16. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 3: Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci
17. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Similar Organisms
Section 4: Non-Branching, Catalase-Positive, Gram-Positive Bacilli
18. Bacillus and Similar Organisms
19. Listeria, Corynebacterium, and Similar Organisms
Section 5: Non-Branching, Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Bacilli
20. Erysipelothirix, Lactobacillus, and Similar Organisms
Section 6: Branching or Partially Acid-Fast, Gram-Positive Bacilli
21. Nocardia, Streptomyces, Rhodococcus, Oerskovia, and Similar Organisms
Section 7: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Negative)
23. Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Other Organisms
Section 8: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Positive, Oxidase-Positive)
24. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Similar Organisms
25. Achromobacter, Rhizobium, Ochrobactrum, and Similar Organisms
26. Chryseobacterium, Sphingobacterium, and Similar Organisms
27. Alcaligenes, Bordetella (Nonpertussis), Comamonas, and Similar Organisms
28. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas shigelloides, and Chromobacterium violaceum
Section 9: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Positive)
29. Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Similar Organisms
31. Eikenella corrodens and Similar Organisms
32. Pasteurella and Similar Organisms
33. Actinobacillus, Kingella, Cardiobacterium, Capnocytophaga, and Similar Organisms
Section 10: Gram-Negative Bacilli and Coccobacilli (MacConkey-Negative, Oxidase-Variable)
Section 11: Gram-Negative Bacilli that are Optimally Recovered on Special Media
35. Bartonella and Afipia
36. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter
39. Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis
41. Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus
Section 12: Gram-Negative Cocci
42. Neisseria and Moraxella catarrhalis
Section 13: Anaerobic Bacteriology
43. Overview and General Considerations
44. Laboratory Considerations
Section 14: Mycobacteria and Other Bacteria with Unusual Growth Requirements
46. Obligate Intracellular and Nonculturable Bacterial Agents
47. Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma