Medical Microbiology for the New Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 7, 2008 - Medical - 310 pages
Encompassing twenty-four clinically important and frequently encountered infectious diseases, the text provides all the necessary background and the most up-to-date treatment of the microbes that cause diseases in humans. Each fully illustrated case study is introduced with a patient history, differential diagnosis, clinical clues, laboratory data, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention. Presented as unknowns, the cases challenge readers to create a differential diagnosis just as they would in practice, including noninfectious causes that could present similar clinical findings.
 

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Case One Boy with Acute Pharyngitis
1
Case Two Student with Dysuria
12
Case Three Boy with Vomiting and Diarrhea after a School Picnic
23
Case Four Chronic Diarrhea in a Traveler
35
Case Five Boy with Skin Lesions
47
Case Six Student with a Skin Lesion Following a Trip to India
57
Case Seven Man with a Surgical Wound after a Prosthetic Hip Placement
65
Case Fourteen Student with Chronic Fever Dry Cough and Pneumonia
144
Case Fifteen Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient with Nodular Pneumonia
155
Case Sixteen Boy with Acute Fever Headache and Confusion
167
Case Seventeen Woman with Lymphocytic Meningitis
182
Case Eighteen Neonate with Fever and Vesicular Rash
192
Case Nineteen Renal Transplant Recipient with Chronic Meningitis
201
Case Twenty Man with Acute Fever and Periumbilical Pain
213
Case Twenty One Man with Two Weeks of Fever and a Systolic Murmur
225

Case Eight Boy with Fever and Right Leg Pain Following a Canoe Accident
75
Case Nine Woman with Acute Abdominal Pain and Cervical Discharge
89
Case Ten Woman with Acute Fever and Productive Cough
99
Case Eleven Nursing Home Resident with Fever Cough and Myalgias
115
Case Twelve Baby with Fever Rhinitis and Bronchiolitis
123
Case Thirteen Woman with Fever Cough and Weight Loss
132
Case Twenty Two Young Man with Fatigue and an Abnormal Liver Test
236
Case Twenty Three Fever of Unknown Origin in a Traveler
246
Case Twenty Four Student with Fever Lymphadenopathy and Hepatosplenomegaly
259
Index
271
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Robert B. Carey, Ph.D. is professor in the department of pathology and director of clinical microbiology at Loyola University Medical Center. A board certified medical microbiologist, Dr. Carey has extensive research and teaching experience.

Karin L. McGowan, Ph.D. is professor in the departments of pediatrics and microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and director of the laboratory of clinical microbiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mindy G. Schuster, M.D. is professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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