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Medical Microbiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition


The new edition of this popular text presents microbiology in a succinct, easy-to-use, and engaging manner. Clear discussions explain how microbes cause disease in humans, and review the updated vaccines and new antibiotics currently available to treat these diseases. Expert coverage of basic principles, the immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology ensures that you’ll understand all the facts vital to the practice of medicine today. A revised artwork program illustrates the appearance of disease, simplifying complex information, while text boxes and additional summary tables emphasize essential concepts and learning issues for more efficient exam review. Online access to Student Consult—where you’ll find the complete contents of the book, fully searchable...Integration Links to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...updated features for both students and instructors...and much more—further enhances your study and exponentially boosts your reference power.
  • Focuses on why the biologic properties of organisms are important to disease in humans, equipping you with a practical understanding of microbiology.
  • Examines etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for each microbe in consistently organized chapters, enabling you to find the information you need fast.
  • Features summary tables and text boxes that emphasize essential concepts and learning issues, enabling you to make your exam review more efficient.
  • Correlates basic science with clinical practice through review questions at the end of each chapter to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined.
  • Uses clinical cases from literature reports to illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Features revised artwork—more than 635 brilliant images, nearly all in full color—that offers a more consistent and modern approach to the study of medical microbiology.
  • Provides more clinical photographs throughout that help you better understand the clinical applications of microbiology.
  • Offers expanded use of summary boxes for bacteria throughout all organism chapters to further enhance your review and learning.
  • Includes enhanced Student Consult features including self-assessment questions, clinical cases, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and a PowerPoint presentation with supplemental images of organisms and stains.
Section 1: Basic Principles of Medical Microbiology 1. Introduction to Medical Microbiology 2. Bacterial Classification, Structure, and Replication 3. Bacterial Metabolism and Genetics 4. Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication 5. Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication 6. Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication 7. Commensal and Pathogenic Microbial Flora in Humans 8. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis

Section 2: Basic Concepts in the Immune Response 9. Elements of Host Protective Responses 10. Humoral Immune Response 11. Cellular Immune Responses 12. Immune Responses to Infectious Agents 13. Antimicrobial Vaccines

Section 3: General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis 14. Microscopic Principles and Applications 15. In Vitro Culture: Principles and Applications 16. Molecular Diagnosis 17. Serologic Diagnosis

Section 4: Bacteriology 18. Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis 19. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases 20. Antibacterial Agents 21. Staphylococcus and Related Gram-Positive Cocci 22. Streptococcus 23. Enterococcus and Other Gram-Positive Cocci 24. Bacillus 25. Listeria and Erysipelothrix 26. Corynebacterium and Other Gram-Positive Rods 27. Nocardia and Related Bacteria 28. Mycobacterium 29. Neisseria and Related Genera 30. Enterobacteriaceae 31. Vibrio and Aeromonas 32. Campylobacter and Helicobacter 33. Pseudomonas and Related Bacteria 34. Haemophilus and Related Bacteria 35. Bordetella 36. Francisella and Brucella 37. Legionella 38. Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods 39. Clostridium 40. Anaerobic, Non-Spore-Forming, Gram-Positive Bacteria 41. Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria 42. Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira 43. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 44. Rickettsia and Orientia 45. Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Coxiella 46. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila 47. Role of Bacteria in Disease

Section 5: Virology 48. Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis 49. Antiviral Agents 50. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases 51. Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses 52. Adenoviruses 53. Human Herpesviruses 54. Poxviruses 55. Parvoviruses 56. Picornaviruses 57. Coronaviruses and Noraviruses 58. Paramyxoviruses 59. Orthomyxoviruses 60. Rhabdoviruses, Filoviruses, and Bornaviruses 61. Reoviruses 62. Togaviruses and Flaviviruses 63. Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae 64. Retroviruses 65. Hepatitis Viruses 66. Unconventional Slow Viruses: Prions 67. Role of Viruses in Disease

Section 6: Mycology 68. Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease 69. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases 70. Antifungal Agents 71. Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses 72. Subcutaneous Mycoses 73. Systemic Mycoses Due to Endemic Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens 74. Opportunistic Mycoses 75. Fungal and Fungal-Like Infections of Unusual or Uncertain Etiology 76. Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses 77. Role of Fungi in Disease

Section 7: Parasitology 78. Pathogenesis of Parasitic Diseases 79. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease 80. Antiparasitic Agents 81. Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa 82. Blood and Tissue Protozoa 83. Nematodes 84. Trematodes 85. Cestodes 86. Arthropods 87. Role of Parasites in Disease


Patrick R. Murray, PhD, Senior Worldwide Director, Scientific Affairs, BD Diagnostics, Sparks, Maryland, Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, Ken S. Rosenthal, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Director Microbiology and Immunology, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada; Emeritus Professor, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio and Michael A. Pfaller, MD, 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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