Mims' Medical Microbiology, With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access , 5th Edition

Mims' Medical Microbiology

5th Edition With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology and Infection, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King?s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King?s College London School of Medicine, London, UK; Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS, Hon Director, Middlesex Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK and Peter L. Chiodini, Honorary Professor, Infectious & Tropical Diseases, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Consultant Parasitologist, Dept. of Clinical Parasitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases


Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology

SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - MICROBES

1. Microbes as parasites

2. The bacteria

3. The viruses

4. The fungi

5. The protozoa

6. The helminths and arthropods

7. Prions

8. The host-parasite relationship

SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES - HOST DISEASES

9. The innate defenses of the body

10. Adaptive responses provide a ?quantum leap? in effective defense

11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses

SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS

12. Background to the infectious diseases

13. Entry, exit and transmission

14. Immune defenses in action

15. Spread and replication

16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

17. Pathologic consequences of infection

SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM

18. Upper respiratory tract infections

19. Lower respiratory tract infections

20. Urinary tract infections

21. Sexually transmitted infections

22. Gastrointestinal tract infections

23. Obstetric and perinatal infections

24. Central nervous system infections

25. Infections of the eye

26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

27. Vector-borne infections

28. Multisystem zoonoses

29. Fever of unknown origin

30. Infections in the compromised host

SECTION 5 - DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL

31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms

32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

34. Protecting the host: vaccination

35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy

36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection