Mims' Medical Microbiology & Immunology

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Item#: 9780702071546
Edition 06
Author Goering Et Al
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Learn all the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and exams. Now fully revised and updated,Mims'clinically relevant, systems-based approach and abundant colour illustrations make this complex subject easy to understand and remember.Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the bug parade' into a clinical context.Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and Lessons in Microbiology' text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through the accompanying electronic Pathogen Parade' - a quickly searchable, cross-referenced glossary of viruses, bacteria and fungiA new electronic Vaccine Parade' offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practiceDeepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine.Grasp and retain vital concepts easily, with a user-friendly colour coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.New and enhanced information reflects the growing importance of the human microbiota and latest molecular approachesAccess the complete contents on the go via the accompanying interactive eBook, with a range of bonus materials to enhance learning and retention - includes self-assessment materials and clinical cases to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

Table of Contents
SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES PATHOGENS1. Pathogens as parasites2. The bacteria3. The viruses4. The fungi5. The protozoa6. The helminths7. The arthropods8. Prions9. The host parasite relationshipSECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES HOST DEFENCES 10.The innate defences of the body11. Adaptive immune responses
ing specificity12. Cooperation leads to effective immune responsesSECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS 13. Background to the infectious diseases14. Entry, exit and transmission15. Immune defences in action16. Spread and replication17. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections18. Pathological consequences of infectionSECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM The clinical manifestations of infection19. Upper respiratory tract infections20. Lower respiratory tract infections21. Urinary tract infections22. Sexually transmitted infections23. Gastrointestinal tract infections24. Obstetric and perinatal infections25. Central nervous system infections26. Infections of the eye27. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems28. Vector-borne infections29. Multisystem zoonoses30. Fever of unknown origin31. Infections in the compromised hostSECTION 5 DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL 32. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms33. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases34. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy35. Protecting the host: vaccination36. Active, passive and adoptive immunotherapy37. Infection control