Providing a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer new examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-learn way.
A building-block approach
encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology.
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.
A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points.
Issues to Consider boxesencourage you to analyze important points.
Bolded key terms at the beginning of each chapter equip you with a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
Points to Remember sectionsat the end of each chapter identify key concepts in a quick-reference, bulleted format.
Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more interesting and relevant.
Learning assessment questions at the conclusion of each chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered material.
Agents of bioterrorism chapter furnishes you with the most current information about this hot topic.
Glossary of key terms at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions.
New to this Edition
NEW! Nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient content
supplies you with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.
NEW! Updated photos familiarize you with the equipment you'll use in the lab.
NEW! Case Checksthroughout each chapter tie content to case studies for improved understanding.
NEW! An editable and printable lab manual provides additional opportunities to learn course content using real-life scenarios with questions to reinforce concepts.
Review questions for each learning objective help you learn to think critically about the information in each chapter, enhancing your comprehension and retention of material.
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY 1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics 2. Host-Parasite Interaction 3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control 4. Control of Microorganisms 5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory 6. Specimen Collection and Processing 7. Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites 8. Use of Colony Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms 9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria 10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases 11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics 12. Antimicrobial Agent Mechanisms of Action and Resistance 13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing PART II: LABORATORY IDENTIFICATION OF SIGNIFICANT ISOLATES 14. Staphylococci 15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative Gram-Positive Cocci 16. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli 17. Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis 18. Haemophilus and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli 19. Enterobacteriaceae 20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, and Campylobacter Species 21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli 22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance 23. The Spirochetes 24. Chlamydia and Rickettsia 25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 26. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Other Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria 27. Medically Significant Fungi 28. Diagnostic Parasitology 29. Clinical Virology 30. Agents of Bioterror 31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease PART III: LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: AN ORGAN SYSTEM APPROACH TO DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections 33. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning 35. Infections of the Central Nervous System 36. Bacteremia and Sepsis 37. Urinary Tract Infections 38. Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 39. Infections in Special Populations 40. Zoonotic Diseases 41. Ocular Infections APPENDICES A. Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media B. Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains C. Answers to Learning Assessment Questions D. Selected Procedures GLOSSARY INDEX
By Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Director, Staff College, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC; Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA and George Manuselis, Jr., MA, MT(ASCP), Emeritus, Medical Technology Division, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences and Forensic Science, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH, USA