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Author(s)William Irving and Tim Boswell
Publish YearJanuary 2009


Medical Microbiology: BIOS Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology explains the essentials of the molecular biology of infectious agents (of which there is an alarmingly large and ever-increasing number) right through to the clinical management of the infected patient, including disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and the use of antimicrobial therapy on the way: The first section covers how microorganisms spread and cause disease in humans, and how the human body responds to infection in general; The next three sections give a broad outline of the important properties of human infectious pathogens, split into viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic organisms. For the viruses, this includes basic properties, routes of infection, patients at risk of infection, and consequences of infection. For the bacteria, this includes morphology, virulence factors, cultural characteristics, diseases caused, and their antibiotic sensitivities; The final sections cover laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial chemotherapy, prevention strategies, and infection from the point of view of the patient.