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Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection by Tom S. Elliott
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A core text for students, Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection has been updated and revised in this fourth edition to cover all essential areas of medical microbiology and infection. The text's structure also lends itself to being a useful reference for junior doctors, nurses and GPs. Written in a clear and easily digestible format, this text covers the basic science of pathogens and follows this with a chapter on Antimicrobial Agents and then a regionally-based approach to infection. With a new author team, new 2-colour design and inclusion of new pedagogical features, Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the topic area.

Table of Contents

Basic microbiology. 1 Basic bacteriology: structure. 2 Basic bacteriology: physiology. 3 Basic bacteriology: genetics. 4 Classification of bacteria. 5 Staphylococci. 6 Streptococci and enterococcci. 7 Clostridia. 8 Other Gram-positive bacteria. 9 Gram-negative cocci. 10 Enterobacteriaceae. 11 Parvobacteria. 12 Pseudomonas and other aerobic Gram-negative bacilli. 13 Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Vibrios. 14 Treponema, Borrelia and Leptospira. 15 Gram-negative anaerobic bacteria. 16 Mycobacteria. 17 Chlamydiae, Rickettsiaceae, mycoplasmas and L-forms. 18 Basic virology. 19 Major virus groups. 20 Basic mycology and classification of fungi. 21 Parasitology: protozoa. 22 Parasitology: metazoa (helminths). Applied microbiology. 23 Host-parasite relationships. 24 Diagnostic laboratory methods. 25 Epidemiology and prevention of infection. 26 Management of infections. 27 Immunization. 28 Sterilization and disinfection. Antimicrobial agents. 29 Antibacterial agents. 30 Antifungal agents. 31 Antiviral agents. Infection. 32 Upper respiratory tract infections. 33 Lower respiratory tract infections. 34 Gastrointestinal infections. 35 Liver and biliary tract infections. 36 Urinary tract infections. 37 Genital Infections (including sexually transmitted infections). 38 Infections of central nervous system. 39 Septicaemia and bacteraemia. 40 Device-related infections. 41 Drug-resistant microorganisms. 42 Cardiovascular infections. 43 Bone and joint infections. 44 Skin and soft-tissue infections. 45 Infections in the compromised host. 46 Perinatal and congenital infections. 47 Human immunodeficiency viruses. 48 Miscellaneous viral infections. Subject index. Organism index

Author Biography

Professor Tom Elliott, Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Medical School, Birmingham Martin Gill, Division of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham Medical School Husan Osman, Clinical Virologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Medical School, Birmingham Tony Worthington, Department of Microbiology, Aston University
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
4th Revised edition
34 illustrations
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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