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Case Studies in Infectious Disease

Publication Date:
March 27, 2009

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    Book Summary

    Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, followed by clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

    Five core sets of questions are posed in each case.  What is the nature of the infectious agent, how does it gain access to the body, what cells are infected, and how does the organism spread?  What are the host defense mechanisms against the agent and how is the disease caused?  What are the typical manifestations of the infection and the complications that can occur?  How is the infection diagnosed and what is the differential diagnosis?  How is the infection managed, and what preventative measures can be taken to avoid infection?

    This standardized approach provides the reader with a logical basis for understanding these diverse and medically important organisms, fully integrating microbiology and immunology throughout.

  • Contents

    Case 1. Aspergillus fumigatus

    Case 2. Borellia burgdorferi

    Case 3. Campylobacter jejuni

    Case 4. Chlamydia trachomatis

    Case 5. Clostridium difficile

    Case 6. Coxiella burnetti

    Case 7. Coxsackie B virus

    Case 8. Echinococcus spp.

    Case 9. Epstein-Barr virus

    Case 10. Escherichia coli

    Case 11. Giardia lamblia

    Case 12. Helicobacter pylori

    Case 13. Hepatitis B virus

    Case 14. Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV 1)

    Case 15. Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV 2)

    Case 16. Histoplasma capsulatum

    Case 17. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

    Case 18. Influenza virus

    Case 19. Leishmania

    Case 20. Leptospira

    Case 21. Listeria monocytogenes

    Case 22. Mycobacterium leprae

    Case 23. Mycobacterium tuburculosis

    Case 24. Neisseria gonorrhoea

    Case 25. Neisseria meningitides

    Case 26. Norovirus

    Case 27. Parvovirus

    Case 28. Plasmodium

    Case 29. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

    Case 30. Rickettsia spp.

    Case 31. Salmonella typhi

    Case 32. Schistosoma

    Case 33. Staphlococcus aureus

    Case 34. Streptococcus mitis

    Case 35. Streptococcus pneumoniae

    Case 36. Streptococcus pyogenes

    Case 37. Toxoplasma

    Case 38. Trypanosoma

    Case 39. Varicella Zoster virus

    Case 40. Wuchereria

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    Case 3: Campylobacter jejuni