cover image - Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780702071546
Page Count: 568
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $84.99

Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 6th Edition

by Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTMRCPS(Glas)
Paperback
cover image - Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780702071546
Page Count: 568
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $84.99
$84.99
$67.99
Free Shipping!
In Stock

Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated, Mims’ clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.

  • Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the ‘bug parade’ into a clinical context.
  • Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and ‘Lessons in Microbiology’ text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.
  • Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through the accompanying electronic ‘Pathogen Parade’ – a quickly searchable, cross-referenced glossary of viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • A new electronic ‘Vaccine Parade’ offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practice
  • Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine. 
  • Grasp and retain vital concepts easily, with a user-friendly colour coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.
  • New and enhanced information reflects the growing importance of the human microbiota and latest molecular approaches
  • Access the complete contents on the go via the accompanying interactive eBook, with a range of bonus materials to enhance learning and retention – includes self-assessment materials and clinical cases to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.
  • SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES – PATHOGENS

    1. Pathogens as parasites

    2. The bacteria

    3. The viruses

    4. The fungi

    5. The protozoa

    6. The helminths

    7. The arthropods

    8. Prions

    9. The host–parasite relationship

    SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES – HOST DEFENCES

    10.The innate defences of the body

    11. Adaptive immune responses bring specificity

    12. Cooperation leads to effective immune responses

    SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS

    13. Background to the infectious diseases

    14. Entry, exit and transmission 

    15. Immune defences in action

    16. Spread and replication

    17. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

    18. Pathological consequences of infection

    SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM

    The clinical manifestations of infection

    19. Upper respiratory tract infections 

    20. Lower respiratory tract infections

    21. Urinary tract infections

    22. Sexually transmitted infections

    23. Gastrointestinal tract infections

    24. Obstetric and perinatal infections

    25. Central nervous system infections

    26. Infections of the eye

    27. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems 

    28. Vector-borne infections

    29. Multisystem zoonoses

    30. Fever of unknown origin 

    31. Infections in the compromised host

    SECTION 5 DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL

    32. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms

    33. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases 

    34. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

    35. Protecting the host: vaccination

    36. Active, passive and adoptive immunotherapy

    37. Infection control 

  • Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology and Infection, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTMRCPS(Glas), Honorary Professor, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Infectious & Tropical Diseases; Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Department of Clinical Parasitology, London England UK
$84.99
$67.99
Free Shipping!
In Stock