Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: Cases with Expert Commentary

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Amber Arnold, George E. Griffin
Oxford University Press, 2014 - Medical - 361 pages
Challenging Concepts in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology details over 30 challenging cases from a wide area of infectious diseases, medical microbiology and virology and includes topics ranging from typhoid fever to secondary syphilis.

This case-based learning book ideal for trainees and speciality registrars. Each case is supported by the commentary of a renowned expert in the field, allowing readers to improve their own management of these patients.

As the reader works through each case there are 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Evidence Base' boxes to enhance the learning process along with the 'Expert Commentary', providing an inside track on how the experts approach challenging cases ranging from secondary syphilis to typhoid fever and vial haemorrhagic fever.

 

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Contents

the use of PET and PETCT
1
Case 2 Neurological complications of Lyme borreliosis
13
Case 3 Leptospirosis and its complications
25
Case 4 Secondary syphilis
35
Case 5 HIVassociated multicentric Castlemans disease
45
Case 6 HIV and prevention of mothertochild transmission
57
antiretroviral treatment and emergence of resistance
67
opportunistic infections and immune reconstitution
79
antibiotic treatment choices
197
Case 19 Hospitalacquired Legionella pneumonia
207
Case 20 Severe Clostridium difficile infection
217
Case 21 Staphylococcal prosthetic joint infection
227
Case 22 Meticillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
239
antibiotic options for resistant organisms
249
vancomycinresistant enterococci
259
Case 25 Disseminated nocardiosis
269

cryptococcal meningitis and timing of antiretroviral treatment
91
Case 10 Candida infection in the intensive care unit
103
Case 11 Disseminated aspergillosis after bone marrow transplantation
113
Case 12 Hepatitis B reactivation
125
Case 13 Developments in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection
135
Case 14 Management of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the UK
145
diagnosis and management
163
treatment options in the UK
177
Case 17 Imported Plasmodium vivax
189
extended spectrum blactamaseproducing E coli
281
Case 27 Multidrugresistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis
291
Case 28 The treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus lung disease
301
Case 29 Multidrugresistant tuberculosis
313
Case 30 Diagnostic and management issues in tuberculous meningitis
325
Case 31 Treated pulmonary tuberculosis complicated by sarcoidosis
337
Index
349
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Amber Arnold is Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at St George's Hospital, London, UK. George Griffin is Consultant in Infectious Diseases at St George's Hospital, London, UK.

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