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Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards

Theory and Practice

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Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards: Theory and Practice: USMLE Step 1 by Carlos Ayala
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Ace your microbiology and immunology courses and maximize your Step 1 score with Microbiology and Immunology for the Boards and Wards. An easy-to-follow outline format, a clear and logical summary of the most frequently tested material, and tons of bolded "buzz words" for rapid review make this book essential to you. Features: High yield review of everything need to know to pass the boards Dozens of figures and images, illustrating necessary concepts 100 review questions, complete with detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers Section ending summary tables, reinforcing vital information "I would definitely recommend this new book to other students taking courses based on the superb information content." Third year medical student, Brown Medical School "All the questions were very thought provoking. I thought the question stems where well thought out and very similar to what I saw on the Step 1." Third year medical student, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Table of Contents

Section 1: Microbiology Chapter 1: Basic Concepts Bacteria Fungi Protozoa Helminths Viruses Chapter 2: Bacteria Gram Positive Cocci Staphylococcus Streptococcus Enterococcus Gram Positive Rods Bacillus Clostridium Corynebacterium Listeria Gram Negative Cocci Neisseria Moraxella Acinetobacter Gram Negative Rods Enterobacteriaceae Other GNR Causing Enteric Infections GNR Causing Respiratory Infections GNR Causing Zoonotic Infections Atypical Bacteria (Gram Variable) Acid Fast Bacteria Bacteria Not Seen with Gram Stain or Acid Fast Spirochetal Organisms Chapter 3: Fungi Yeast & Dimorphic Fungi Cutaneous & Subcutaneous Pathogens Invasive Pathogens Molds Cutaneous Pathogens Invasive Pathogens Chapter 4: Parasites Protozoa Gi/GU Invasive Metazoa Tapeworms (cestodes) Flukes (trematodes) Intestinal Roundworms (nematodes) Tissue Roundworms (nematodes) Chapter 5: Viruses DNA Viruses Naked DNA Viruses (unencapsulated) Encapsulated DNA Viruses RNA Viruses Naked RNA Viruses (Unencapsulated) Encapsulated RNA Viruses Chapter 6: Antibiotics Chapter 7: Overview of Class A Bioterrorism Pathogens Microbiology Review Questions & Answers Section 2: Immunology Chapter 8: White Blood Cells Myeloid Cells Granulocytes Mononuclear Cells Megakaryocytes Dendritic Cells Lymphoid Cells B Lymphocytes T Lymphocytes T Lymphocytes Natural Killer (NK) Lymphocytes Chapter 9: Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) General Characteristics Class I MHC Class II MHC Transplant Immunology Chapter 10: Basic Concepts Innate vs. Specific Immunity Innate Immunity Specific Immunity Tolerance Autoimmunity Chapter 11: Cytokines--A Brief Guide Chapter 12: Immune Organ Systems Primary Immune Organs Bone Marrow Thymus Secondary Immune Organs Lymph Nodes Spleen Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Chapter 13: Hypersensitivity Reactions Allergic (Type 1) Cytotoxic (Type 2) Immune Complex (Type 3) Delayed Type (Type 4) Chapter 14: Immunodeficiencies Primary Acquired AIDS Drug Induced Chapter 15: Testable Laboratory Immunology Mitogens ELISA Western Blot Monoclonal Antibodies Immunology Review Questions & Answers Microbiology and Immunology Review Questions & Answers: A Self-Assessment Test
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
Blackwell Science Ltd
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