Infection Microbiology and Management

Infection Microbiology and Management
 
Author:
Barbara Bannister, Stephen Gillespie & Jane Jones
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN No: 978-1-4051-2665-6
Release at: 2006
Pages: 553
Edition:
Third Edition
File Size: 8 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Description of Infection Microbiology and Management


Infection: Microbiology and Management encompass the management of infections in both the hospital and the community. It has been designed as a problem-solving text, which will be equally useful both to those preparing for examinations and to those working in the clinical setting. The introductory section sets out the important definitions required for the understanding of infectious diseases, their origins and routes of transmission to humans, their diagnosis, management, and control. 

The presentation, diagnosis, and management of individual diseases are described in the systematic chapters. Each chapter introduces the range of diseases that can affect the relevant system and lists the pathogens responsible for each presentation in approximate order of importance. For each individual pathogen, the epidemiology and microbiology, clinical presentations and diagnosis, and strategies for prevention and control are described.

Content of Infection Microbiology and Management



Part 1: Infection, Pathogens, and Antimicrobial Agents, 1

1 The Nature and Pathogenesis of Infection, 3

2 Structure and Classification of Pathogens, 26

3 Laboratory Techniques in the Diagnosis of Infection, 38

4 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 53

Part 2: Systematic Infectious Diseases, 83

5 Infections with Skin, Mucosal, and Soft-tissue Disorders, 85

6 Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, 117

7 Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, 138

8 Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning, 167

9 Infections of the Liver, 202

10 Infections of the Urinary Tract, 226

11 Childhood Infections, 238

12 Infections of the Cardiovascular System, 256

13 Infections of the Central Nervous System, 268

14 Bone and Joint Infections, 302

Part 3: Genital, Sexually Transmitted and Birth-Related Infections, 313

15 Genital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 315

16 HIV Infection and Retroviral Diseases, 331

17 Congenital and Perinatal Infections, 344

Part 4: Disorders Affecting More Than One System, 361

18 Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, 363

19 Bacteraemia and Sepsis, 389

20 Pyrexia of Unknown Origin, 406

21 Post-infectious Disorders, 418

Part 5: Special Hosts, Environments and the Community, 429

22 Infections in Immunocompromised Patients, 431

23 Hospital Infections, 443

24 Travel-associated and Exotic Diseases, 460

25 Control of Infection in the Community, 502

26 Emerging and Re-emerging Infections, 517

Index, 535

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