Clinical Bacteriology

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CRC Press, Jul 21, 2003 - Medical - 192 pages
In this concise, beautifully illustrated book, the authors introduce the reader to the basic science of medical bacteriology and relate this to clinical practice. By integrating the text with over 270 full-colour diagrams and selected photomicrographs, the book explains the essentials of bacterial infection, and it also provides the basis for logical diagnostic and management strategies, including the use of antibiotics.

Following introductory chapters on the nature, structure and function of bacteria, diagnostic methods and antibiotic use, the principles are then applied to each organ system. Here relevant aspects of epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and public health are covered. There are chapters on infection is a modern society, including the immuncompromised patient, and infection control in the hospital and community.

In the context of new problem-based curricula, this book will be welcomed especially by medical students, trainee physicians and microbiologists, laboratory biomedical scientists and nurses working in infection control.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
Abbreviations
7
Normal Ranges and Conversion of Units
8
1 Structure and Function of Bacteria
9
2 How Bacteria Cause Disease
19
3 Characterization of Bacteria from Clinical Specimens
32
4 Use of Antibiotics
49
Bacteraemia and Endocarditis
66
8 Tuberculosis
104
9 Infections of the Central Nervous System
115
10 Infections of the Eye
129
11 Infections of the Urinary Tract
135
12 Infections of the Genital Systems
143
13 Infections of the Skin Soft Tissues Joints and Bone
154
14 Infections in a Modern Society
163
15 Control of Infection in the Hospital and the Community
173

6 Infections of the Alimentary Canal
80
7 Infections of the Respiratory Tract
93
Back Cover
189
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