Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Peter H. Gilligan, Daniel S. Shapiro & Melissa B. Miller
Release at: 2014
Pages: 605
Fourth Edition
File Size: 12 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

It has been almost a decade since the 3rd edition of this text was published. Much has happened in the world of infectious diseases during this time. First, there has been a recognition that the problems of infectious diseases are truly global and that infectious diseases in one part of the world can be quickly transmitted to another. 

Prime examples of this were the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus outbreak, and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB). Genes for multidrug resistance can be carried on extrachromosomal genetic elements, facilitating the spread of these drug resistance determinants to highly virulent organisms such as was seen in the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) outbreak due to the O104 serotype in Germany in 2011. 

These emerging pathogens are literally a plane ride away, no matter where they are found globally, and can be disseminated worldwide in a matter of days to weeks. 

Content of Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Table of Normal Values Inside Front Cover
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction to the Fourth Edition ix
To the Student xiii
A Primer on the Laboratory Diagnosis
of Infectious Diseases 1
ONE Urogenital Tract Infections 25
TWO Respiratory Tract Infections 63
THREE Gastrointestinal Tract Infections 157
FOUR Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 255
FIVE Central Nervous System Infections 307
SIX Systemic Infections 369
SEVEN Advanced Cases 437
Glossary 529
Index 579

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