ISBN 9780808924401,Mims' Medical Microbiology

Mims' Medical Microbiology



Elsevier Publishing Company

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780808924401

ISBN-10 0808924400

Paper Back

Edition 5th
Number of Pages 624 Pages
Language (English)


Mims' Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims' Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember


Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology
Section 1 The Adversaries - Microbes
1. Microbes as parasites
2. The bacteria
3. The viruses
4. The fungi
5. The protozoa
6. The helminths and arthropods
7. Prions
8. The host-parasite relationship
Section 2 The Adversaries - Host Diseases
9. The innate defenses of the body
10. Adaptive responses provide a 'quantum leap' in effective defense
11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses
Section 3 The Conflicts
12. Background to the infectious diseases
13. Entry, exit and transmission
14. Immune defenses in action
15. Spread and replication
16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections
17. Pathologic consequences of infection
Section 4 Clinical Manifestation And Diagnosis Of Infections By Body System
18. Upper respiratory tract infections
19. Lower respiratory tract infections
20. Urinary tract infections
21. Sexually transmitted infections
22. Gastrointestinal tract infections
23. Obstetric and perinatal infections
24. Central nervous system infections
25. Infections of the eye
26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems
27. Vector-borne infections
28. Multisystem zoonoses
29. Fever of unknown origin
30. Infections in the compromised host
Section 5 - Diagnosis And Control
31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms
32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases
33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
34. Protecting the host: vaccination
35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy
36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection