A complete, clinically oriented overview of basic medical microbiology, this book provides a taxonomic approach to organism presentation, using a pathogen-oriented sequence that provides an understanding of the microbe in its setting regardless of the site of infection. Its comprehensive coverage is specifically designed to be accessible to students with limited backgrounds in science. *Takes a taxonomic approach to the introduction of pathogens, organizing chapters according to taxonomic groups. *Features a quick-reference graphic sidebar which visually depicts the basic characteristics of the group under discussion. *Emphasizes the development of a complete microbiological vocabulary. *Offers a complete framework of end-of-chapter review elements.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Developments in Medical Microbiology. 2. The Scope of Microbiology. 3. Microscopy. 4. Cellular Anatomy. 5. Metabolic Functions. 6. Genetic Control of Cellular Functions. 7. Growth and Nutrition of Microorganisms. 8. Sterilization and Disinfection 9. Chemotherapeutic Agents. 10. Innate Host Defense Mechanisms. 11. Acquired Immune Responses. 12. Applications of the Immune Response. 13. Host-Microorganism Interactions. 14. Staphylococci. 15. Streptococci. 16. Neisseria. 17. Spirochetes. 18. Anaerobic Bacteria. 19. Gram-Positive Bacilli. 20. Mycobacteria and Related Microorganisms. 21. Enterobacteriaceae. 22. Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli. 23. Vibrio Campylobacter, and Helicobacter. 24. Haemophilus and Bordatella. 25. Brucella, Francisella, Pasteurella and Yersinia. 26. Mycoplasma and Legionella. 27. Chlamydiae and Rickettsiae. 28. Viruses. 29. Introduction to Viral Diseases. 30. Adenoviruses and Poxviruses. 31. Herpesviruses. 32. Hepatitis Viruses. 33. Orthomyxoviruses. 34. Paramyxoviruses. 35. Picor naviruses. 36. Rhabdoviruses. 37. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS. 38. Other Viruses. 39. Fungi. 40. Protozoa. Glossary. Index.