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BIOS Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology

William Irving, Tim Boswell, Dlawer Ala'Aldeen
Publication Date:
December 15, 2005
Content Details:
364 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology covers medical microbiology from the molecular biology of infectious agents right through to the clinical management of the infected patient, including disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and the use of antimicrobial therapy.

    The first section covers how micro-organisms spread and cause disease in humans, and how the human body responds to infection in general. The next three sections give a broad outline of the important properties of human infectious pathogens; split into viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic organisms.  The final sections cover laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial chemotherapy, prevention strategies, and infection from the point of view of the patient.



    • Covers a large and diverse subject in a compact and accessible format.
    • Suitable for undergraduates studying biological and medical science courses.
    • Discusses infection from the point of view of the causative agent and patient.


      It does a good job of concisely covering a very large amount of information in a clear and simple format...This book offers a good review of medical microbiology. The information is succinct and easy to follow - Dr Rebecca Horvat, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
  • Contents

    A. Microbial pathogenesis. B. Human pathogens: viruses. C. Human pathogens: bacteria. D. Human pathogens: eukaryotic microorganisms. E. Infections: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. F. Clinical manifestations of infection. Index