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By Peter H. Gilligan, Daniel S. Shapiro, Melissa B. Miller

ISBN-10: 1555818684

ISBN-13: 9781555818685

Situations in clinical Microbiology and Infectious illnesses demanding situations scholars to advance a operating wisdom of the range of microorganisms that reason infections in people. This important, interactive textual content can help them higher comprehend the scientific significance of the elemental technological know-how strategies awarded in scientific microbiology or infectious ailment courses.

The instances are awarded as “unknowns” and signify genuine case displays of sufferers the authors have encountered. every one case is observed by means of numerous inquiries to try out wisdom in 4 large components together with the organism’s features and laboratory analysis; pathogenesis and scientific features of the an infection; epidemiology; and prevention and, from time to time, drug resistance and treatment.

This new fourth version includes:

an completely new part, “Advanced Cases,” such as newly famous affliction brokers in addition to hugely complicated circumstances the place the interplay of the immune procedure and human pathogens might be extra heavily examined

a revised “Primer at the Laboratory prognosis of Infectious Diseases” part that displays the expanding value of molecular-based assays

Forty-two new instances that discover the myriad advances within the research of infectious illness some time past decade

Thirty-two up to date situations that replicate the present cutting-edge because it pertains to the organism inflicting the infection
This textbook additionally contain particular instruments to aid scholars in fixing the circumstances, together with a desk of ordinary values, word list of scientific phrases, and figures illustrating microscopic organism morphology, laboratory checks, and medical signs. situations in scientific Microbiology and Infectious ailments is a confirmed source for getting ready for half I of the nationwide Board of medical experts examination and a very good reference for infectious ailment rotations.

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Because they pass through the oropharynx, sputum specimens almost always contain viridans group streptococci. indd 18 7/24/14 11:42 AM A Primer on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases 19 S. pneumoniae. To determine whether or not these colonies are S. pneumoniae, one must do tests based on the phenotypic characteristics of the organism; these are referred to as biochemical tests. The biochemical test that is done most often to distinguish between these two organisms is the disk diffusion test, in which the organism’s susceptibility to the compound optochin is examined.

You should note that not all organisms that can be spread sexually, such as hepatitis B virus and Entamoeba histolytica, are listed. This is because these infections do not have genitourinary tract manifestations. indd 26 7/24/14 11:43 AM Urogenital Tract Infections 27 TABLE I SELECTED GENITOURINARY TRACT PATHOGENS ORGANISM GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS SOURCE OF INFECTION DISEASE MANIFESTATION Bacteria Actinomyces spp. Anaerobic, Gram-positive bacilli Endogenous PIDa associated with intrauterine device usage Aerococcus spp.

What is the reliability of the Gram stain for establishing the diagnosis in this patient? How reliable is the Gram stain for detection of this organism in vaginal specimens from infected women? What other direct detection technique is available for laboratory diagnosis of the organism causing this patient’s infection? 2. Are his urinalysis and urine culture findings consistent with his illness? Explain. 3. Why did his partners have a negative history for sexually transmitted infections? For what complications are his sexual partners (whom he may have infected and/or who infected him) at increased risk?

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