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The landmark clinical guide to the role microorganisms play in human health and illnesses -extensively revised and updated Linking fundamental microbiology concepts with the diagnosis and treatment of clinical infections, this one-of-a-kind, portable text delivers an essential overview of the organisms and agents involved in clinical microbiology. In addition to brief descriptions of the organisms, you'll find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book's purpose is to introduce basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology giving you a far-reaching, yet accessible review of the discipline that you can't find anywhere else. Supporting this acclaimed coverage are more than 300 informative illustrations and tables, each designed to clarify and drive home important chapter concepts. New to this Edition: Updates to critical topics throughout, particularly in the areas of hepatitis viruses, the HIV virus, and bacterial virulence factors Refreshed USMLE questions Revised list of microorganisms and viruses featured on the inside of the book's covers
Geoff Brooks, MD, is head of the Clinical Microbiology lab at UCSF.
Janet Butel, PhD, is Distinguished Services Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor University College of Medicine.
Stephen A. Morse, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Table of Contents
The science of microbiology
Classification of bacteria
The growth, survival, & death of microorganisms
Cultivation of microorganisms
Pathogenesis of bacterial infection
Normal microbial flora of the human body
Spore-forming gram-positive bacilli : bacillus & clostridium species