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Mims' Medical Microbiology [electronic resource]

Goering, Richard V; Mims, Cedric A
EBook; Book; Online
[Philadelphia?] : Elsevier/Saunders, [2013]
5th ed. / Richard V. Goering ... [et al.]
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Medical microbiology
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Mims' medical microbiology. 5th ed.
9780702050299, 0702050296, 9780723436010 (main ed.), 0723436010 (main ed.)
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  • Microbes as parasites
  • The bacteria
  • The viruses
  • The fungi
  • The protozoa
  • The helminths and arthropods
  • Prions
  • The host-parasite relationship
  • The innate defences of the body
  • Adaptive responses provide a 'quantum leap' in effective defence
  • The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses
  • Background to the infectious diseases
  • Entry, exit and transmission
  • Immune defences in action
  • Spread and replication
  • Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections
  • Pathologic consequences of infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Obstetric and perinatal infections
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Infections of the eye
  • Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems
  • Vector-borne infections
  • Multisystem zoonoses
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Infections in the compromised host
  • Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defence mechanisms
  • Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases
  • Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
  • Protecting the host: vaccination
  • Passive and non-specific immunotherapy
  • Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection.
1 online resource (xiv, 565 pages :) color illustrations
  • "Student consult"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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