Part I: Bacteriology •Chapter 1: Bacteria Compared With Other Microorganisms •Chapter 2: Structure of Bacterial Cells •Chapter 3: Growth •Chapter 4: Genetics •Chapter 5: Classification of Medically Important Bacteria •Chapter 6: The Human Microbiome •Chapter 7: Pathogenesis •Chapter 8: Host Defenses •Chapter 9: Laboratory Diagnosis •Chapter 10: Antibacterial Drugs: Mechanism of Action •Chapter 11: Antibacterial Drugs: Resistance •Chapter 12: Bacterial Vaccines •Chapter 13: Sterilization & Disinfection
Part II: Clinical Bacteriology •Chapter 14: Overview of the Major Pathogens & Introduction to Anaerobic Bacteria •Chapter 15: Gram-Positive Cocci •Chapter 16: Gram-Negative C•Cci •Chapter 17: Gram-Positive Rods •Chapter 18: Gram-Negative Rods Related to the Enteric Tract •Chapter 19: Gram-Negative Rods Related to the Respiratory Tract •Chapter 20: Gram-Negative Rods Related to Animal Sources (Zoonotic Organisms)
•Chapter 21: Mycobacteria •Chapter 22: Actinomycetes •Chapter 23: Mycoplasmas •Chapter 24: Spir•Chetes •Chapter 25: Chlamydiae •Chapter 26: Rickettsiae •Chapter 27: Minor Bacterial Pathogens
Part III: Basic Virology: Introduction •Chapter 28: Structure •Chapter 29: Replication •Chapter 30: Genetics & Gene Therapy •Chapter 31: Classification of Medically Important Viruses •Chapter 32: Pathogenesis •Chapter 33: Host Defenses •Chapter 34: Laboratory Diagnosis •Chapter 35: Antiviral Drugs •Chapter 36: Viral Vaccines
Part IV: Clinical Virology: Introduction •Chapter 37: Herpesviruses, Poxviruses, & Human Papilloma Virus •Chapter 38: Respiratory Viruses •Chapter 39: Important Childhood Viruses & Viruses With an Animal Reservoir •Chapter 40: Viruses That Infect the Enteric Tract •Chapter 41: Hepatitis Viruses •Chapter 42: Arboviruses •Chapter 43: Tumor Viruses •Chapter 44: Slow Viruses & Prions •Chapter 45: Human Immunodeficiency Virus •Chapter 46: Minor Viral Pathogens
Part V: Mycology •Chapter 47: Basic Mycology •Chapter 48: Cutaneous & Subcutaneous Mycoses •Chapter 49: Systemic Mycoses •Chapter 50: Opportunistic Mycoses
Part VI: Parasitology: Introduction •Chapter 51: Intestinal & Urogenital—Protozoa •Chapter 52: Blood & Tissue Protozoa •Chapter 53: Minor Protozoan Pathogens •Chapter 54: Cestodes •Chapter 55: Trematodes •Chapter 56: Nematodes
Part VII: Immunology •Chapter 57: Overview of Immunity •Chapter 58: Innate Immunity •Chapter 59: Adaptive Immunity: Lymph•Cyte Antigen Receptors •Chapter 60: Adaptive Immunity: T-Cell–Mediated Immunity •Chapter 61: Adaptive Immunity: B Cells & Antibodies •Chapter 62: Major Hist•Compatibility Complex & Transplantation •Chapter 63: Complement •Chapter 64: Antigen–Antibody Reactions in the Laboratory •Chapter 65: Hypersensitivity (Allergy)
•Chapter 66: Tolerance & Autoimmune Disease •Chapter 67: Tumor Immunity •Chapter 68: Immunodeficiency
Part VIII: Ectoparasites •Chapter 69: Ectoparasites That Cause Human Disease
Part IX: Infectious Diseases •Chapter 70: Bone & Joint Infections •Chapter 71: Cardiac Infections •Chapter 72: Central Nervous System Infections •Chapter 73: Gastrointestinal Tract Infections •Chapter 74: Pelvic Infections •Chapter 75: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections •Chapter 76: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections •Chapter 77: Skin & Soft Tissue Infections •Chapter 78: Urinary Tract Infections •Chapter 79: Sepsis & Septic Shock
Part X: Brief Summaries of Medically Important Organisms: Brief Summaries of Medically Important Organisms: Introduction
Part XI: Clinical Cases: Introduction
Part XII: Pearls for the USMLE: Introduction
Part XIII: USMLE (National Board) Practice Questions
Technological advances have taken testing and imaging to remarkable new places—yet establishing patient history and performing physical examinations are more important now than ever. This classic guide has been showing students and clinicians how to approach the diagnostic process thoughtfully and systematically for decades—and this revised edition brings you completely up to date.
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