Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 6th Edition (PDF)

Diagnostic Microbiology

Connie R. Mahon & Donald C. Lehman
Release at: 2019
Pages: 2757
6th Edition
File Size: 23 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 6th Edition (PDF)

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 6th Edition by C.R. Mahon & D.C. Lehman is a great book for study Clinical Microbiology available in PDF download. This is the sixth edition of the Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology. Since the inception and publication of the first edition, the field of diagnostic microbiology has dramatically changed and become more complex. Newly recognized pathogens continue to plague society in epidemic proportion. As examples, Ebola is a virus that produced severe outbreaks in West Africa in 2014–2015. Infection with it is often fatal, if untreated. The primarily mosquitoborne Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect. Infection with it has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Highly pathogenic emerging coronaviruses that affect humans, including Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, cause life-threatening respiratory syndromes. This edition includes discussions on these emerging public health issues.

As in previous editions, this edition maintains the characteristic features of a well-designed and organized textbook. We maintain the building-block approach to learning, critical thinking, and problem solving, attributes that students of clinical laboratory science and clinical laboratory technology, entrylevel clinical laboratory scientists, and others have found valuable and effective. The primary goal of the Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology is to provide a strong foundation for clinical laboratory science students, entry-level practitioners, and other health care professionals; therefore, discussions on organisms are limited to those that are medically important and commonly encountered, as well as new and re-emerging pathogens. The text provides students and other readers with valuable learning tools, such as summary tables, flowcharts, and descriptive illustrations, to help them comprehend the vast amount of information and reinforce learning. In response to our readers' needs, we continued our efforts to enhance these features that have made this textbook user-friendly.

Content of Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 6th Edition (PDF)

Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

Chapter 1: Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics

Chapter 2: Host-Parasite Interaction

Chapter 3: The Laboratory Role in Infection Control

Chapter 4: Control of Microorganisms

Chapter 5: Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory

Chapter 6: Specimen Collection and Processing

Chapter 7: Microscopic Examination of Materials From Infected Sites

Chapter 8: Use of Colony Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms

Chapter 9: Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria

Chapter 10: Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Chapter 11: Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

Chapter 12: Antibacterial Mechanisms of Action and Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms

Chapter 13: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part II Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates

Chapter 14: Staphylococci

Chapter 15: Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci

Chapter 16: Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

Chapter 17: Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis

Chapter 18: Haemophilus, HACEK, Legionella, and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli

Chapter 19: Enterobacteriaceae

Chapter 20: Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacter Species

Chapter 21: Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

Chapter 22: Anaerobes of Clinical Importance

Chapter 23: The Spirochetes

Chapter 24: Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Similar Organisms

Chapter 25: Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Chapter 26: Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Chapter 27: Medically Significant Fungi

Chapter 28: Diagnostic Parasitology

Chapter 29: Clinical Virology

Chapter 30: Agents of Bioterror and Forensic Microbiology

Chapter 31: Biofilms

Part III Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: An Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology

Chapter 32: Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Chapter 33: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Chapter 34: Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning

Chapter 35: Infections of the Central Nervous System

Chapter 36: Bacteremia and Sepsis

Chapter 37: Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 38: Urinary Tract Infections

Chapter 39: Infections in Special Populations

Chapter 40: Zoonotic Diseases

Chapter 41: Ocular Infections

Appendix A Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media

Appendix B Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains

Appendix C Selected Procedures

Appendix D Answers to Learning Assessment Questions




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