Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

4th Edition

By Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Director, Staff College, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC; Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA and George Manuselis, Jr., MA, MT(ASCP), Emeritus, Medical Technology Division, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences and Forensic Science, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH, USA


Part I Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics

2. Host-Parasite Interaction

3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control

4. Control of Microorganisms

5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory

6. Specimen Collection and Processing

7. Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites

8. Use of Colonial Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms

9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria

10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases

11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics

12. Antibiotic Mechanisms of Action and Resistance

13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Part II Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates

14. Staphylococci

15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci

16. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli

17. Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis

18. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli

19. Enterobacteriaceae

20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacter Species

21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli

22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance

23. Spirochetes

24. Chlamydia and Rickettsia

25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

26. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria

27. Medically Significant Fungi

28. Diagnostic Parasitology

29. Clinical Virology

30. Agents of Bioterror

31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease

Part III Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: an Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology

32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

33. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning

35. Infections of the Central Nervous System

36. Bacteremia and Sepsis

37. Urinary Tract Infections

38. Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

39. Infections in Special Populations

40. Zoonotic Diseases

41. Ocular Infections