Full Author: T. Stuart Walker, PhD, Professor of Medical Education/Microbiology, Muncie Center for Medical Education, Ball State University and Indiana University School of Medicine, Muncie, IN, Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Description: This new text is today's ideal, concise introduction to the field of microbiology. It offers the brevity and user-friendliness that is required by the typical medical student, while still providing the necessary depth in its coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. Drawing on an accomplished instructor's nearly 20 years of experience in teaching this subject, Microbiology equips readers to meet the requirements of a medical program, prepare for certification examinations, or update their knowledge.
Features: OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * Provides a solid background in basic science, focusing on the molecular processes responsible for various microbial diseases. * Uses a practical approach that enables readers to envision the course of infectious disease within a patient's body. * Offers a convenient organization by organism type that makes information easy to find and master. * Presents each pathogen using a consistent outline format--beginning with its general features and mechanisms of pathogenicity, and then progressing through the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of its associated diseases. * Covers all major infectious agents--including those that are not prevalent in the United States--to provide a knowledge base that is appropriate for a broad range of clinical settings. * Features a wealth of two-colour, clearly drawn illustrations with a three-dimensional appearance, to make complex microbiology concepts easier to understand.
Contents: CONTENTS: Section I: Bacterial and Bacterial Diseases. Bacterial Classification, Structure and Function. Bacterial Growth and Metabolism. Bacterial Genetics. Antibacterial Agents. Gram-Positive Pyogenic Cocci: Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus. Gram-Positive Pyogenic Bacteria: Bordetella, Haemophilus, Moraxella, and Neisseria. Enterobacteriaceae and Associated Bacteria: Campylobacter, Citrobacter, Edwardsiella, Enterobacter, Escherichia, Hafnia, Helicobacter, Klebsiella, Morganella, Pantoea, Proteus, Providencia, Salmonella, Serratia, Shigella, and Yersinia. Pseudomonadaceae: Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, and Stenotrophomonas (Xanthomonas). Funguslike Bacteria: Actinomadura, Actinomyces, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Streptomyces, and Tropheryma. Zoonotic Bacteria: Brucella, Capnocytophaga, Erysipelothrix, Francisella, Listeria, Pasteurella, Spirillum, Streptobacillus, and Yersinia. Mycoplasmas, Rickettsiae, and Other Unusual Bacteria: Bartonella, Chlamydia, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, and Ureaplasma. Spirochetes: Borrelia, Leptospira, and Treponema. Legionellae: Legionella Species. Toxigenic Bacteria: Aeromonas, Bacillus, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, Plesiomonas, and Vibrio. Nonsporulating Anaerobic Bacteria: Bacteriodes, Bifidobacterium, Eubacterium, Fusobacterium, Gemella, Lactobacillus, Mobiluncus, Peptostreptococcus, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Propionibacterium, and Veillonella. Section II: Fungi and Fungal Diseases. Overview of Mycology and Antifungal Agents. Fungi That Cause Superficial, Cutaneous, and Subcutaneous Mycoses: Basidiobolus, Cladosporium, Conidiobolus, Epidermophyton, Fonsecaea, Loboa, Malassezia, Microsporum, Phaeoannellomyces, Phialophora, Piedraia, Rhinocladiella, Rhinosporidium, Sporothrix, Trichophyton, and Trichosporon. Fungi That Cause Deep (Systemic) Mycoses: Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Candida, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Mucor, Paracoccidioides, Rhizopus, and Other Fungi. Section III: Viruses and Viral Diseases. Overview of Virology and Antiviral Agents. DNA Viruses: Adenoviruses, Hepadnaviruses, Herpesviruses, Papovaviruses, Parvoviruses, and Poxviruses. RNA Viruses: Arenaviruses, Astroviruses, Bunyaviruses, Caliciviruses, Coronaviruses, Filoviruses, Flaviviuses, Orthomyxoviruses, Paramyxoviruses, Picornaviruses, Reoviruses, Retroviruses, Rhabdoviruses, and Togaviruses. Oncogenic and Immunosuppressive Viruses: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus, and Other Viruses. Section IV: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases. Overview of Parasitology and Antiparasitic Agents. Protozoan Parasites: Acanthamoeba, Babesia, Balantidium, Cryptosporidium, Dientamoeba, Entamoeba, Giardia, Isospora, Leishmania, Naegleria, Plasmodium, Pneumocystis, Toxoplasma, Trichomonas, and Trypanosoma. Helminths: Cestodes, Nematodes, and Trematodes.