About this book
- An updated and fully revised version of the acclaimed infection section from the internationally renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition
- Includes over 250 full colour images with numerous graphical representations of disease distribution to aid diagnosis and learning
New to this edition
- New topics include E. coli 0104:H4, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria responses to the threat of pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection is selected from the infection section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition. The book is an authoritative resource on infectious diseases. Comprehensive in its coverage and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to the present-day management and prevention of a wide variety of infectious diseases. Covering diseases that are both familiar and tropical as well as those that continue to emerge, medical professionals will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and preventing infection in their day-to-day practice.
In 121 chapters, experts in infectious diseases from across the world review the essentials of current infectious disease practice and provide a wealth of practical advice that medical professionals can use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and over 250 full colour images help with diagnosis when treating patients.
A commanding discussion of infectious diseases from both Western and tropical countries, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection provides detailed information on a extensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths. Vast in scope and truly global in reach, chapters span a variety of topics including, pathogenic microorganisms and the host, the patient with suspected infection, travel and expedition medicine, and non-venomous arthropods. They reflect the globalization of disease that has resulted from the unprecedented increase in international travel and immigration, as well as natural/man-made disasters that demand massive international aid efforts.
This up-to-date and essential reference tool, supports all medical professionals in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. It will be of particular value to clinicians working in, or seeing patients from the developing world, due to the wide range of pathogens discussed. It also supports those taking diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and HIV medicine.
No infectious disease specialist or trainee should be without a copy of this definitive resource.
Readership: All medical professionals and others seeking a general outline of present-day infectious disease and tropical medicine practice and specific information about particular viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths. Physicians interested in geographical, general and travel medicine. Infectious disease, tropical medicine, travel medicine, public health physicians. Physicians requiring detail on individual infectious diseases or those in related disciplines interested in gathering a broad overview of the field by the world experts. Especially those working abroad would benefit from the huge range of pathogens discussed and the data relevant to developing countries.
Table of Contents
1: Pathogenic microorganisms and the host
2: The patient with suspected infection
4: Travel and Expedition medicine
7: Fungi (mycoses)
9: Nematodes (round worms0
10: Cestodes (tapeworms)
11: Trematodes (flukes)
12: Nonvenomous arthropods
13: Pentastomiasis (porocephalosis, linguatulosis/linguatuliasis)
Edited by David Warrell, Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, St Cross College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Timothy M. Cox, professor of Medicine, University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK, John Firth, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK, and Estée Török, Clinical Research Associate, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK