Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Author: Goering, Richard


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  • ISBN: 9780702071546
  • Author: Goering, Richard
  • Publ Date: 2018-02-27
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  • Pages: 568
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 567691

Table of Contents :

SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - PATHOGENS 1. Pathogens as parasites 2. The bacteria 3. The viruses 4. The fungi 5. The protozoa 6. The helminths 7. The arthropods 8. Prions 9. The host-parasite relationship SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES - HOST DEFENCES 10.The innate defences of the body 11. Adaptive immune responses bring specificity 12. Cooperation leads to effective immune responses SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS 13. Background to the infectious diseases 14. Entry, exit and transmission 15. Immune defences in action 16. Spread and replication 17. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections 18. Pathological consequences of infection SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM The clinical manifestations of infection 19. Upper respiratory tract infections 20. Lower respiratory tract infections 21. Urinary tract infections 22. Sexually transmitted infections 23. Gastrointestinal tract infections 24. Obstetric and perinatal infections 25. Central nervous system infections 26. Infections of the eye 27. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems 28. Vector-borne infections 29. Multisystem zoonoses 30. Fever of unknown origin 31. Infections in the compromised host SECTION 5 DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL 32. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms 33. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases 34. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 35. Protecting the host: vaccination 36. Active, passive and adoptive immunotherapy 37. Infection control


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 fungi A new electronic 'Vaccine Parade' offers quick-reference coverage of the most commonly used vaccines in current clinical practice Deepen 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 approaches Access 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.


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