Essentials of Medical Microbiology

Essentials of Medical Microbiology
Apurba Sankar Sastry & Sandhya Bhat K
Release at: 2016
Pages: 656
First Edition
File Size: 98 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Essentials of Medical Microbiology

The association of man and microorganisms and their fight to survive each other is never-ending. With the increasing complexity of interaction between microbes and man, the relevance of studying medical microbiology has increased manifold. Our Essentials of Medical Microbiology book titled, Essentials of Medical Microbiology attempts to provide smart ways to master the world of microbes relevant to mankind.

The idea of yet another book on the subject, but with a quite different approach was born after several discouraging and unsatisfying experiences with several existing books regarding many needs of the enthusiastic students of the subject and a strong desire to make medical microbiology more interesting, up-to-date, clinically relevant and yet palatable to mainly undergraduate students of medicine and also the postgraduate aspirants and students. 

These Essentials of Medical Microbiology book was conceptualized and brought to reality to meet the strongly felt diverse needs of the Indian students, such as gaining essential concepts, acquiring contemporary knowledge, approaching university exams with ease and confidence, scoring high in postgraduate entrance examinations, etc.

Content of Essentials of Medical Microbiology

SECTION 1 General Microbiology

1. Introduction and Bacterial Taxonomy
2. Morphology and Physiology of Bacteria
3. Sterilization and Disinfection
4. Culture Media and Culture Methods
5. Identification of Bacteria
6. Bacterial Genetics
7. Antimicrobial Agents, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
8. Microbial Pathogenicity

SECTION 2 Immunology

9. Immunity (Innate and Acquired)
10. Antigen
11. Antibody
12. Antigen-Antibody Reaction
13. Complement
14. Structure of the Immune System
15. Immune Responses: Cell-mediated and Antibody-mediated
16. Hypersensitivity
17. Autoimmunity
18. Immunodeficiency Disorders
19. Transplant and Cancer Immunology
20. immunoprophylaxis and Immunohematology

SECTION 3 Systematic Bacteriology

Gram-positive cocci
21. Staphylococcus
22. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Pneumococcus
Gram-negative cocci
23. Neisseria and Moraxella
Gram-positive bacilli
24. Corynebacterium
25. Bacillus
26. Anaerobes (Oostridium and Non·sporing Anaerobes)
27. Mycobacteria
28. Miscellaneous Gram-positive Baci Iii
Gram-negative bacilli
29. Enterobacteriaceae-1
30. Enterobacteriaceae-11: Salmonella
31. Vibrio and Aeromonas
32. Pseudomonas and other Non-fermenters
33. Haemophilus and HACEK Group
34. Bordetella
35. Brucella
36. Miscellaneous Gram-negative Baci Iii
Other groups of bacteria
37. Spirochetes
38. Rickettsiae, Coxiella, Bartone/la
39. Chlamydiae
40. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

SECTION 4 Virology

41. General Properties ofViruses
DNA viruses
42. Herpesviruses
43. Other DNA Viruses
RNA viruses
44. Myxoviruses and Rubella Virus
45. Picornavi ruses
46. Arboviruses
47. Rhabdoviruses
48. HIV and Other Retroviruses
49. Miscellaneous RNA Viruses
Other groups of viruses
50. Hepatitis Viruses
51. Oncogenic Viruses

SECTION 5 Mycology

52. Medical Mycology

SECTION 6 Applied Microbiology

53. Normal Microbial Flora of Human Body
54. Clinical Microbiology (Infective Syndromes)
55. Hospital Acquired Infections
56. Biomedical Waste Management
57. Bacteriology of Water, Milk, Air and Food


1. Emerging and R-merging Infections
2. Bioterrorism
3. Laboratory Acquired Infections
4. Zoonosis

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