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Schaechter's mechanisms of microbial disease

Author: Moselio Schaechter; N Cary Engleberg; Victor J DiRita; Terence Dermody
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2013.
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Schaechter's mechanisms of microbial disease provides students with a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text is universally praised for "telling the story of a pathogen" in an engaging way, facilitating learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. The table of contents  Read more...
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Schaechter's mechanisms of microbial disease.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2013
(OCoLC)769141612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moselio Schaechter; N Cary Engleberg; Victor J DiRita; Terence Dermody
OCLC Number: 847518729
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 826 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Contents: Establishment of infectious diseases --
The normal microbiota --
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 --
Introduction to the pathogenic bacteria --
Staphylococci: abscesses and toxin-mediated diseases --
Streptococci and enterococci: "strep throat" and beyond --
Pneumococcus and bacterial pneumonia --
Neisseriae: gonococcus and meningococcus --
Bacteroids, intra-abdominal infection, and abscesses --
Enteric bacteria: secretory diarrhea --
Invasive and tissue-damaging enteric bacterial pathogens: bloody diarrhea and dysentery --
Psudomonas aeruginosa: a ubiquitous opportunist --
Bordetella and whooping cough --
Clostridia: diarrheal disease, tissue infection, botulism, and tetanus --
Legionella: parasite of amoebae and macrophages --
Helicobacter pylori: pathogenesis of a persistent bacterial infection --
Mycobacteria: tuberculosis and leprosy --
Syphilis: a disease with a history --
Borrelia burgdorferi and lyme disease --
Cat scatch 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 --
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 --
The human retroviruses: AIDS and other diseases --
Adenoviruses --
Human papillomaviruses and warts --
Alphaherpesviruses: herpes simplex virus and Varicella-Zoster virus--
Beta- and gammaherpesviruses: cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus --
Viral hepatitis --
Antiviral treatment strategies --
Vaccines and antisera for the prevention and treatment of infectious disease --
Introduction to the fungi and mycoses --
Endemic mycoses --
Opportunistic fungal infections --
Subcutaneous, cutaneous, and superificial mycoses --
Anitfungal agents --
Introduction to parasitology --
Blood and tissue protozoa --
Intestinal and vaginal protozoa --
Intestinal helminths --
Tissue and blood helminths --
Prion diseases --
Biological agents of warfare and terrorism --
Diagnostic principles --
Principles of epidemiology --
Digestive system infectons --
Infections of the central nervous system --
Respiratory system infections --
Urinary tract infections --
Infections of the skin and soft tissue --
Infections of the skin and soft tissue --
Infections of the bone, 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 disease.
Other Titles: Mechanisms of microbial disease
LWW Health Library
Responsibility: [edited by] N. Cary Engleberg, Victor J. DiRita, Terence S. Dermody.

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