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By Gilligan, Peter H.; Miller, Melissa Blair; Shapiro, Daniel S

ISBN-10: 1555818684

ISBN-13: 9781555818685

Cases in clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases demanding situations scholars to strengthen a operating wisdom of the range of microorganisms that reason infections in people. This worthwhile, interactive textual content can help them higher comprehend the scientific value of the fundamental technology recommendations awarded in clinical microbiology or infectious affliction classes.

The circumstances are awarded as “unknowns” and characterize real case shows of sufferers the authors have encountered. every one case is followed by way of a number of inquiries to attempt wisdom in 4 huge components together with the organism’s features and laboratory prognosis; pathogenesis and scientific features of the an infection; epidemiology; and prevention and, often times, drug resistance and remedy.

This new fourth variation contains:

  • a wholly new part, “Advanced Cases,” such as newly famous affliction brokers in addition to hugely advanced instances the place the interplay of the immune approach and human pathogens could be extra heavily examined
  • a revised “Primer at the Laboratory analysis of Infectious ailments” part that displays the expanding value of molecular-based assays
  • Forty-two new situations that discover the myriad advances within the examine of infectious disorder some time past decade
  • Thirty-two up-to-date circumstances that replicate the present cutting-edge because it pertains to the organism inflicting the infection

This textbook additionally comprise particular instruments to aid scholars in fixing the situations, together with a desk of ordinary values, word list of clinical phrases, and figures illustrating microscopic organism morphology, laboratory checks, and scientific indicators. Cases in scientific Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a confirmed source for getting ready for half I of the nationwide Board of medical experts examination and a very good reference for infectious sickness rotations.

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Trachomatis tissue culture has been replaced by amplification technologies, which have been shown to be significantly more sensitive. As you might imagine, since these assays do not require the presence of living organisms, patients who have been treated with appropriate antibiotics may continue to have a positive assay for some time because of the presence of dead, and therefore noninfectious, organisms that contain the target nucleic acid. Quantitative assays are now available for several different pathogens.

7. “Pathogenicity islands” are an exciting recent concept for understanding the evolution of human microbial pathogens. They are relatively large segments of DNA that encode virulence factors that have been inserted by recombination into chromosomal regions that appear to more readily allow “foreign” DNA. What that means practically is that organisms such as E. coli can quickly evolve from harmless gastrointestinal tract commensals to agents capable of causing UTI by incorporating DNA that encodes virulence factors.

Tissue culture for Chlamydia may still be attempted, especially in situations where the detection of C. trachomatis is at issue in a legal proceeding, such as a case of sexual abuse of a child. However, molecular detection has become the standard method for diagnosis of C. trachomatis infection. Tissue culture is still an important technique for the detection of viruses in many laboratories, though laboratories are converting to molecular methods for viral detection at an increasing rate. Herpes simplex virus can be isolated from skin and genital tract lesions, often within the first 24 hours of incubation.

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