Introduction to Clinical Microbiology


Completely updated and in full color, blog that covers the base lines of diagnostic microbiology. A logical building-block approach supplies what students need to know in an easy-to-use, memorable format. Material is presented in a progressive manner, from basic principles and concepts to systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases, promoting greater understanding and the development of laboratory skills. The first chapter of the book explains basic principles and concepts, setting up a firm foundation of diagnostic microbiology. It summarizes the role of clinical microbiologists and technical jobs of junior and senior staff. It gives a good idea how to collect good microbiological samples for laboratory diagnosis. Building on these basics, Part II highlights simple culture methods for the identification of significant isolates. Further discussion will be carried out for clinical microbiology approach for diagnosis of organ systems infections with detailed discussion of the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases with a focus on the most medically significant and commonly encountered diseases.
Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases include bacterial pathogens such as Enterobacteriaceae -- Nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli -- Curved gram-negative bacilli and oxidase-positive fermenters: campylobacters and vibrionaceae -- Haemophilus -- Miscellaneous fastidious gram-negative bacilli -- Neisseria species and Moraxella catarrhalis -- Staphylococci and related organisms -- Streptococci and Streptococcus-like bacteria -- Aerobic gram-positive bacilli -- Anaerobic bacteria -- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing -- Mycobacteria -- Spirochetal infections -- Mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas -- Mycology -- Virology -- Conventional and new and technologies for rapid organisms identification and detection methods. There is also a simple approach for biosafety and biohazard in clinical microbiology laboratories and quality control procedures.

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