Learn to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting! The Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th Edition uses a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. This updated edition has new content on viruses like Zika, an expanded molecular chapter, and the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer clear examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner for students at every level.
Part 1: Introduction to Clinical Microbiology 1. Bacterial Cell Structure, Physiology, Metabolism, and Genetics 2. Host-Parasite Interaction 3. The Laboratory Role in Infection Control 4. Control of Microorganisms: Disinfection, Sterilization, and Microbiology Safety 5. Performance Improvement in the Microbiology Laboratory 6. Specimen Collection and Processing 7. Microscopic Examination of Materials from Infected Sites 8. Use of Colony Morphology for the Presumptive Identification of Microorganisms 9. Biochemical Identification of Gram-Negative Bacteria 10. Immunodiagnosis of Infectious Diseases 11. Applications of Molecular Diagnostics 12. Antibacterial Mechanisms of Action and Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms 13. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Part 2: Laboratory Identification of Significant Isolates 14. Staphylococci 15. Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Other Catalase-Negative, Gram-Positive Cocci 16. Aerobic Gram-Positive Bacilli 17. Neisseria Species and Moraxella catarrhalis 18. Haemophilus, HACEK, Legionella and Other Fastidious Gram-Negative Bacilli 19. Enterobacteriaceae 20. Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Campylobacter Species 21. Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli 22. Anaerobes of Clinical Importance 23. The Spirochetes 24. Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Similar Organisms 25. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 26. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria 27. Medically Significant Fungi 28. Diagnostic Parasitology 29. Clinical Virology 30. Agents of Bioterror and Forensic Microbiology 31. Biofilms: Architects of Disease
Part 3: Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: and Organ System Approach to Diagnostic Microbiology 32. Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections 33. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 34. Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Poisoning 35. Infections of the Central Nervous System 36. Bacteremia and Sepsis 37. Urinary Tract Infections 38. Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Infections 39. Infections in Special Populations 40. Zoonotic Diseases 41. Ocular Infections
Appendix A: Selected Bacteriologic Culture Media Appendix B: Selected Mycology Media, Fluids, and Stains Appendix C: Selected Procedures Appendix D: Answers to Learning Assessment Questions Glossary Index
Lehman, Donald C. Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.