1. Microbial etiology of disease N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
2. Structure and function of microbes N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
3. Host defence versus microbial pathogenesis and the mechanisms of microbial escape N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
4. Diagnosis of microbial infection N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
5. General Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy N. Shetty, E. Aarons, J. Andrews.
6. Basic concepts of the epidemiology of infectious diseases N. Shetty.
PART 2. A SYSTEMS BASED APPROACH TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
7. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, bone and joint N. Shetty, J.W. Tang.
8. Gastroenteritis N. Shetty, J.W. Tang.
9. Cardiac and Respiratory Tract infections N. Shetty, J.W. Tang, J. Andrews.
10. Infections of the Central Nervous System N. Shetty, J.W. Tang.
11. Infections of the Genito–urinary System N. Shetty, R. Smith.
PART 3. INFECTIONS IN SPECIAL GROUPS.
12. Obstetric, Congenital and Neonatal Infections N. Shetty, J.W. Tang, J. Andrews.
13. Infections in the immunocompromised host (HIV, solid organ transplant recipients, haematological malignancies) D. Mack, N. Shetty.
14. Health care associated infections N. Shetty.
15. The fever and rash conundrum: rashes of childhood J.W. Tang.
PART 4. INFECTIONS OF GLOBAL IMPACT.
16. Tuberculosis S. Srivastava, N. Shetty.
17. Malaria D. Mack.
18. HIV/AIDS J.W. Tang.
19. Hepatitis J.W. Tang.
20. Influenza J.W. Tang, P.K.S. Chan.
21. Infections in the returning traveler N. Shetty.
PART 5. EMERGING AND RESURGENT INFECTIONS.
22. Viral hemorrhagic fevers J.W. Tang.
23. Emerging infections I (Human monkeypox, Hantaviruses, Nipah virus, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya) J.W. Tang.
24. Emerging infections II (West Nile virus, Dengue, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–Associated Coronavirus) J.W. Tang, P.K.S. Chan.
25. Diphtheria N. Shetty.
26. Agents of Bioterrorism J.W. Tang .
A fun and readable book that engages the imagination and retains the interest of the clinically orientated reader while conveying an understanding of the direct implications of molecular characteristics of infectious agents to the practise of medicine.
Louisa Chapman, Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2010
This book provides a valuable overview of the basic principles and issues pertaining to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. The illustrations, the chapter summaries with relevant information, and the case studies are all particularly useful for the targeted readers. The book is well designed and manages to convey the general concepts of the various aspects of infectious diseases without overwhelming.
Stella U. Kalu and Tasnee Chonmaitree, Clinical infectious diseases, January 2010