Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance


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<p>In the newly revised&nbsp;and expanded&nbsp;fifth edition of&nbsp;<i>Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance</i>,&nbsp;distinguished authors Stephen H. Gillespie and Kathleen Bamford deliver&nbsp;a concise and popular introduction to medical microbiology&nbsp;that encapsulates foundational facts and principles in this rapidly growing and evolving subject area.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fully revised and updated to include brand new research, the authors have added several new chapters&nbsp;on subjects including sepsis, infections disease eradication, the&nbsp;&lsquo;normal&rsquo;&nbsp;flora in health and disease, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, antifungal therapy, bioterrorism, and high consequence infections.&nbsp;Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to&nbsp;fundamental&nbsp;concepts in medical microbiology, including pathogen classification, innate and acquired immunity, and&nbsp;flora in health and disease&nbsp;</li> <li>Infection control, antibiotic resistance, and new and emerging infections and their control&nbsp;</li> <li>An exploration of&nbsp;bacteriology, including&nbsp;Staphylococcal, streptococcal infection,&nbsp;Gram-positive cocci and the alpha-haemolytic streptococci, and TB and leprosy&nbsp;</li> <li>A practical discussion of&nbsp;virology, including virus structure and classification, Herpes viruses, DNA viruses, measles, mumps, and rubella, and influenza&nbsp;</li> <li>A concise description&nbsp;of&nbsp;mycology&nbsp;and&nbsp;parasitology&nbsp;</li> <li>The impact of infection on all of the body&nbsp;systems&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance</i>&nbsp;is perfect&nbsp;for&nbsp;undergraduates studying medicine and medical science, as well as&nbsp;Foundation&nbsp;Programme&nbsp;doctors and interns looking for a&nbsp;rapid update in infection practice&nbsp;in microbiology. This concise but comprehensive book&nbsp;will also earn a place&nbsp;on the shelves&nbsp;of&nbsp;those training in&nbsp;allied health&nbsp;professions, notably nursing and laboratory science,&nbsp;and general microbiology students.&nbsp;</p>