Medical Microbiology

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 724 pages
While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in Third World countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is inescapable, therefore, that modern medicine must redouble its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies.The following five subject areas are covered:ImmunologyBacteriologyMycologyVirologyParasitologyThis book provides a clearly focused and richly detailed review of the entire field of medical microbiology.It is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants, both at school and in the laboratory. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners.The book is structured with teachability in mind: The many color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will help the book's users keep abreast of cutting-edge research.
 

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Medical microbiology
Fritz H. Kayser - Medical - 2005 - 698 pages
While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms
are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in Third World countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is inescapable, therefore, that modern medicine must redouble its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies. The following five subject areas are covered: Immunology Bacteriology Mycology Virology Parasitology This book provides a clearly focused and richly detailed review of the entire field of medical microbiology. It is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants, both at school and in the laboratory. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners. The book is structured with teachability in mind: The many color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will help the book's users keep abreast of cutting-edge research. 

Contents

General Epidemiology
25
Principles of Sterilization and Disinfection
34
Basic Principles of Immunology
43
Parasitology
45
The TCell System
57
Immune Responses and Effector Mechanisms
66
Immunological Memory
94
The Pathological Immune Response
108
GramNegative Rod Bacteria with Low Pathogenic Potential
304
Legionella Legionnaires Disease
311
Borrelia Relapsing Fever Lyme Disease
324
Mycoplasma
340
General Aspects of Fungal Disease
352
Fungi as Human Pathogens mmm 60R
358
Subcutaneous Mycoses
372
Virology
376

Transplantation Immunity
115
Immunological Test Methods
121
Bacteriology
146
The Physiology of Metabolism and Growth in Bacteria
160
The Molecular Basis of Bacterial Genetics
166
Bacteriophages
182
Taxonomy and Overview of Human Pathogenic Bacteria
218
Bacteria as Human Pathogens
229
GramPositive Anaerobic Cocci
244
Corynebacterium Actinomyces Other GramPositive Rod Bacteria
254
Mycobacterium
262
Nocardia
272
Salmonella Gastroenteritis Typhoid Fever Paratyphoid Fever
282
Versinia Plague Enteritis
289
Opportunistic Enterobacteriaceae
295
Viral Protein Synthesis
387
Defense Mechanisms
399
Laboratory Diagnosis
405
DNA Viruses
412
RN4 Viruses
434
Viroids and Prions
472
Nematoda Roundworms
576
Arthropods namaw
606
Insects
612
Appendix to Chapters 911
621
Organ System Infections
629
Nervous System
644
Literature
659
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Professor and Former Chairman, Dept. of Experimental Med. Microbiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Professor and Former Director, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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