Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

ISBN-10: 0781753422
ISBN-13: 9780781753425
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $74.00
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 4/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.718

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Figure Credits
Principles
Establishment of Infectious Diseases
Normal Microbial Flora
Biology of Infectious Agents
Genetic Approaches to Studying Bacterial Pathogenesis
Biological Basis for Antibacterial Action
Innate Immunity
Adaptive Immunity
The Parasite's Way of Life
Damage by Microbial Toxins
Infectious Agents
Bacteria
Introduction to the Pathogenic Bacteria
Staphylococci: Abscesses and Toxin-Mediated Diseases
Streptococci and Enterococci: Sore Throats and Beyond
Pneumococcus and Bacterial Pneumonia
Neisseriae: Gonococcus and Meningococcus
Bacteroides and Abscesses
Enteric Bacteria: Secretory Diarrhea
Invasive and Tissue-Damaging Enteric Bacterial Pathogens: Bloody Diarrhea and Dysentery
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Ubiquitous Pathogen
Bordetella pertussis and Whooping Cough
Clostridia: Diarrheal Disease, Tissue Infection, Botulism, and Tetanus
Legionella: Parasite of Amebas and Macrophages
Helicobacter pylori: Pathogenesis of a "Slow" Bacterial Infection
Mycobacteria: Tuberculosis and Leprosy
Treponema pallidum and Syphilis: A Disease With a History
Borrelia burgdorferi and Lyme Disease
Cat Scratch Disease, Bacillary Angiomatosis, and Other Bartonelloses
Chlamydiae: Genital, Ocular, and Respiratory Pathogens
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Rickettsioses
Mycoplasma: Curiosity and Pathogen
Strategies to Combat Bacterial Infections
Viruses
Biology of Viruses
Picornaviruses and Coronaviruses
Arthropodborne Viruses
Paramyxoviruses: Measles Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rabies
Influenza and Its Viruses
Rotaviruses, Noroviruses, and Other Viral Agents of Gastroenteritis
Human Retroviruses: AIDS and Other Diseases
Adenoviruses
Human Papillomaviruses and Warts
Alphaherpesviruses: Herpes Simplex Virus and Varicella-Zoster Virus
Betaherpesviruses and Gammaherpesviruses: Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus
Viral Hepatitis
Antiviral Treatment Strategies
Vaccines and Antisera for the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Fungi
Introduction to the Fungi and Mycoses
Endemic Mycoses
Opportunistic Fungal Infection
Subcutaneous, Cutaneous, and Superficial Mycoses
Antifungal Agents
Parasites
Introduction to Parasitology
Blood and Tissue Protozoa
Intestinal and Vaginal Protozoa
Intestinal Helminths
Tissue and Blood Helminths
Miscellaneous Pathogens
Prion Diseases
Biological Agents of Warfare and Terrorism
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Diagnostic Principles
Principles of Epidemiology
Digestive System Infections
Infections of the Central Nervous System
Respiratory System Infections
Urinary Tract Infections
Infections of the Skin and Soft Tissue
Infections of the Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Sepsis
Intravascular Infection
Head and Neck Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Infections of the Immunocompromised Patient
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Congenital and Perinatal Infections
Zoonoses
Fever: A Clinical Sign of Infection
Health Care-Associated Infections
Foodborne Diseases
Index

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