Essentials of Medical Microbiology

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 31 Oct 2018
The new edition of this comprehensive guide provides students with the latest information and advances in medical microbiology.
Divided into seven sections, the book begins with discussion on general microbiology, followed by immunology, systematic bacteriology, virology and mycology.
The second edition has been fully revised and features two new sections covering hospital acquired infections and clinical microbiology.
The extensive text is further enhanced by more than 600 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables.
The book concludes with annexures on emerging and re-emerging infections, bioterrorism, laboratory acquired infections, and zoonosis (the transmission of disease between humans and animals).
Key points
  • Comprehensive guide to medical microbiology for students
  • Fully revised, second edition featuring many new topics
  • Highly illustrated with clinical photographs, diagrams and tables
  • Previous edition (9789351529873) published in 2015
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ISBN-13: 9789352704798
ISBN-10: 9352704797
Pagini: 705
Dimensiuni: 216 x 279 x 30 mm
Greutate: 1.81 kg
Ediția: 2
Colecția Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Locul publicării: Delhi, India


Section 1: General Microbiology

  • Introduction and Bacterial Taxonomy
  • Morphology and Physiology of Bacteria
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Culture Media and Culture Methods
  • Identification of Bacteria (Conventional methods, Molecular methods and Automations)
  • Bacterial Genetics
  • Antimicrobial Agents, Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  • Microbial Pathogenicity

Section 2: Immunology

  • Immunity (Innate and Acquired)
  • Antigen
  • Antibody
  • Antigen-Antibody Reaction
  • Complement
  • Structure of Immune System
  • Immune Responses: Cell-mediated and Antibody-mediated
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Autoimmunity
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Transplant and Cancer Immunology
  • Immunoprophylaxis and Immunohematology

Section 3: Systematic Bacteriology
Gram-positive cocci

  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Pneumococcus

Gram-negative cocci

  • Neisseria and Moraxella

Gram-positive bacilli

  • Corynebacterium
  • Bacillus
  • Anaerobes (Clostridium and Non-sporing Anaerobes)
  • Mycobacteria (M. tuberculosis, Non tuberculous mycobacteria and M. leprae)
  • Miscellaneous Gram-positive Bacilli (Actionomycetes, Listeria, Erysipelothrix and Trophyrema)

Gram-negative bacilli

  • Enterobacteriaceae-I (Escherichia, Shigella, Klebsiella, Proteus, Yersinia and others)
  • Enterobacteriaceae-II: Salmonella
  • Vibrio and Aeromonas
  • Pseudomonas and Other Non-fermenters
  • Haemophilus and HACEK Group
  • Bordetella
  • Brucella
  • Miscellaneous Gram-negative Bacilli (Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Legionella, Pasteurella, Francisella and agent of Donovaniasis, Rat-bite fever, Bacterial vaginosis)

Other groups of bacteria

  • Spirochetes
  • Rickettsiae, Coxiella, Bartonella
  • Chlamydia
  • Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

Section 4: Virology

  • General Properties of Viruses

DNA viruses

  • Herpesviruses
  • Other DNA Viruses (Parvoviridae, Papillomaviridae, Polyomaviridae, Poxviridae, Adenoviridae and Bacteriophages)

RNA viruses

  • Myxoviruses (Orthomyxoviruses and Paramyxoviruses) and Rubella Virus
  • Picornaviruses
  • Arboviruses
  • Rhabdoviruses (Rabies Virus)
  • HIV and Other Retroviruses
  • Miscellaneous RNA Viruses [Rodent-borne (Hantaviruses, Arenaviruses), Filoviruses (Ebola virus, Marburg virus), Coronaviruses, Slow viruses, Rotavirus and other agents of viral gastroenteritis and Bornavirus]

Other groups of viruses

  • Hepatitis Viruses
  • Oncogenic Viruses

Section 5: Mycology

  • Medical Mycology

Section 6: Hospital acquired infections

  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Hospital acquired infection Surveillance
  • Biomedical waste
  • Needle stick injury
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Environmental surveillance (Bacteriology of water, air, surface, milk and food)

Section 7: Clinical Microbiology (Infective Syndrome)

  • Normal Microbial Flora of Human Body
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Meningitis
  • Blood Stream Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Miscellaneous Infectious Syndromes


  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infections
  • Bioterrorism
  • Laboratory Acquired Infections
  • Zoonosis


Notă biografică

Apurba Sankar Sastry MD DNB MNAMS PDCR
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Pondicherry, India