Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Connie R Mahon (Director, Staff College, Center fo


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  • ISBN: 9780323089890
  • Author: Connie R Mahon (Director, Staff College, Center fo
  • Publ Date: 2014-04-03
  • Edition: 5
  • Pages: 1096
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 243988

Table of Contents :

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 Colony 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. Antimicrobial Agent 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, Plesiomonas, and Campylobacter Species 21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli 22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance 23. The 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 APPENDICES A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions D. Selected Procedures GLOSSARY INDEX


Providing a solid introduction to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. A reader-friendly, "building block" approach to microbiology moves progressively from basic concepts to advanced understanding, guiding you through the systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases.


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