Mims' Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims' Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.
Learn about infections in the context of major body systems
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Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through an extensively cross-referenced "Pathogen Review" section.
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Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology
SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - MICROBES
1. Microbes as parasites
2. The bacteria
3. The viruses
4. The fungi
5. The protozoa
6. The helminths and arthropods
8. The host-parasite relationship
SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES - HOST DISEASES
9. The innate defenses of the body
10. Adaptive responses provide a 'quantum leap' in effective defense
11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses
SECTION 3 THE CONFLICTS
12. Background to the infectious diseases
13. Entry, exit and transmission
14. Immune defenses in action
15. Spread and replication
16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections
17. Pathologic consequences of infection
SECTION 4 CLINICAL MANIFESTATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIONS BY BODY SYSTEM
18. Upper respiratory tract infections
19. Lower respiratory tract infections
20. Urinary tract infections
21. Sexually transmitted infections
22. Gastrointestinal tract infections
23. Obstetric and perinatal infections
24. Central nervous system infections
25. Infections of the eye
26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems
27. Vector-borne infections
28. Multisystem zoonoses
29. Fever of unknown origin
30. Infections in the compromised host
SECTION 5 - DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL
31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms
32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases
33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
34. Protecting the host: vaccination
35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy
36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection
By Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology and Infection, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK; Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS, Hon Director, Middlesex Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK
and Peter L. Chiodini, Honorary Professor, Infectious & Tropical Diseases, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Consultant Parasitologist, Dept. of Clinical Parasitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases