Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture

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August 24, 2008


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Get the Big Picture of Medical Microbiology-and zero-in on what your really need to know to ace the course and board exams and prepare for clinical rotations!

Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture is a different kind of resource. With an emphasis on what you "need to know" versus "what's nice to know," and featuring 300 full-color illustrations, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of clinical microbiology and immunology. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.

With just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture features:

  • A "Big Picture" perspective on precisely what you need to know
  • Clinically oriented coverage of infections of the central nervous system, eyes and ears, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, hematopoietic/lymphoreticular system, bone and joints, and more
  • 300 labeled and fully-explained full-color illustrations
  • Numerous summary tables and figures
  • Key concepts at the end of each chapter
  • 100 USMLE-type questions, answers, and explanations to help you prepare for the exams

Table of contents

Chapter 1The Big Picture: Infections of the Integument and Soft Tissues
Chapter 2Maculopapular Rashes
Chapter 3Papules, Plaques, and Patches
Chapter 4Vesicular, Bullous, and Purulent Lesions
Chapter 5Petechial, Hemorrhagic, Ulcerative, and Necrotic Lesions
Chapter 6The Big Picture: Infections of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 7Meningitis and Encephalitis
Chapter 8Polio and Tetanus
Chapter 9The Big Picture: Infections of the Eyes and Ears
Chapter 10The Eye
Chapter 11The Ear
Chapter 12The Big Picture: Infections of the Respiratory Tract
Chapter 13Upper Respiratory Tract
Chapter 14Respiratory Airways
Chapter 15Lower Respiratory Tract
Chapter 16The Big Picture: Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver
Chapter 17Teeth, Gums, and Jaws
Chapter 18Tongue, Mouth, and Parotid Glands
Chapter 19Esophagus, Stomach, and Upper Duodenum
Chapter 20Liver
Chapter 21Small Intestine
Chapter 22Large Intestine
Chapter 23The Big Picture: Infections of the Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular System
Chapter 24Lymphocytes
Chapter 25Phagocytic Cells
Chapter 26Erythrocytes
Chapter 27Endothelial Cells
Chapter 28Sepsis and Septic Shock
Chapter 29The Big Picture: Infections of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 30Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Endocarditis
Chapter 31The Big Picture: Infections of the Bones and Joints
Chapter 32Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis
Chapter 33The Big Picture: Infections of the Genitourinary Tract
Chapter 34Bladder, Kidney, and Prostate
Chapter 35Vagina
Chapter 36Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chapter 37Congenital and Perinatal Infections
Chapter 38Practice Examination
Appendix AImportant Medical Microbiology Laboratory
Tests Index

Author comments

Neal R. Chamberlain, PhD, Associate Professor, A.T. Still University of Health Science/KCOM, Department of Microbiology/Immunology.

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